|Occurred : 3/4/2009 21:45 (Entered as : 03/04/2009 17:45)
Reported: 3/5/2009 12:06:54 AM 00:06
Location: Fairchild AFB, WA
|Silent strange shaped chopper
On March 4 2009 at about 9:45 pm. I was outside on my back porch smoking a cigarette, when I noticed what I thought to be the light of a plane to my left. (west or south/west) then I notice it wasn’t moving so I thought it to be a star, however too bright to be, then I remembered my wife telling me of an asteroid that recently passed earth.
So, I began to think that’s what I was seeing, for it was too big and bright to be a normal star. I then heard what I knew was an airplane coming from behind me heading towards the same direction. (I was in the back porch and the flight line is about ten blocks in front of my house give or take.)
At that time I notice the "star like" light rise, then I began to notice a flashing light from the bottom left and the airplane was passing under it. The object began to slowly move to the right in front of me. As it did it did the airplane was coming up on the object and the plane looked different from what I was used to at night. I definitely could identify the airplane, a little further away than the object, in a normal flight path that I usually see them. For airplanes tend not to fly too close over base housing from what I’m used to. However the plane was darker than usual. The object moved at a slower pace closer to me, allowing the plane to pass below it.
I thought it was a helicopter, trying to convince myself with the fact that it was a hovering light in the distance at first. But there was no chopper sound, for it how close it was. I then noticed the dark outline similar to a large helicopter or even a shoe. I saw a bluish light on what would be the tail of the helicopter. The bright light was now towards what would be the windshield of the helicopter now a little dimmer since I believed to be seeing it from the side, a blinking light under the rear and a red light on the bottom towards the front about a third of a distance from the front. The lights were definitely brighter than the plane.
I also saw that the lights of the object were projecting on the body of it. Giving me somewhat of an idea of how the body was shaped other than a silhouette. So as it flew away to my right, (East, north/east) it was very wide in the back. The bluish light still visible. The bright light dimmer, but still visible. Narrow at the top and wide at the bottom. And a smaller blinking white light towards the left center of the rear. Reddish light also still visible, but also dimmer. There was also a glow coming from the center of the object, running in a line almost the entire rear. I believe it could have been interior lights or just the exterior lights projecting on the outside curvature.
The reason I believe it to be strange was the fact that the airplane was darker than I was used to and also that it appeared to be there only to make a sound everyone was familiar with to make up for the strange object in the night sky tonight. Also, the fact that it was close enough for me to see the outline and the lights projecting on the outside and the fact that it was hovering for about five minutes. But considering the hovering and the distance of the object, there were no sounds of a helicopter, nor any other aircraft coming from this particular object. As it flew away the plane was ahead of it to the left.
That was about two hours ago. On Fairchild Air force base WA.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. We believe that the source of the report may be the individual who telephoned our Center over our Hotline. The person who called seemed to us to be quite sincere, and quite credible. PD))