|Occurred : 8/28/2006 12:12 (Entered as : 08/28/2006 12:12)
Reported: 3/27/2009 1:19:48 PM 13:19
Location: Mt. St. Helens, WA
|Something streaking across the sky at 7000 ft elevation while riding my mt bike.
I was riding my Mt bike up at ape canyon at Mt St Helens Washington and I got up to the slope at an area called the plains of Abraham and I stopped to take a few pictures and to get a drink of water. I took a few pictures, and one shot I took facing N/NE I saw a lightning fast streak, and at the time I didn't think anything of it. I thought it was nothing and maybe the altitude and being winded that my eyes were playing tricks on me. I got home later that night and uploaded my pictures I took that day and spotted something in the photograph that might have been what I thought I saw. I really didn't know what to do with the photo, or bother with it, and I'd just show friends the picture.
The background of the picture is right at the edge of the blast zone of Mt St Helens and you can see in the photograph where the forest was blown over and where the forest was unharmed. I was at about 7000 FT elevation when I stopped to take pictures, I was on the east side of the mountain right on the slope and the mountain was to my left.
The incident happened so quick that I didn't even realize what I saw. I took the picture with a Nikon coolpix 4600 with 4.0 megapixels and I had the camera at about half an arm lengths away from my face so when I took the photo and when I did I saw a streak, and that was it. I didn't hear anything and I didn't see anything else. but I didn't think to look for anything because I didn't think I saw anything, the incident was that quick.