|Occurred : 1/15/1989 15:00 (Entered as : 01/15/89 15:00)
Reported: 9/26/2012 3:23:52 PM 15:23
Location: Wenatchee, WA
|Flying plane stops, changes shape, and then crashes
My experience happened when I was around 10 years old, so somewhere around 1989. It was winter, and my best friend (and neighbor) and I were sledding in their orchard behind their house. We had just sledded to the bottom of a hill and were lying in the snow looking up at the sky, when an object that looked like a low flying airplane flew into sight above us. We both stared at it.
The object obviously came to a stop right above us and we had a great opportunity to view the lights around the craft, I believe they were yellow, red, green and possibly blue. They blinked on and off at different times, almost appearing that one light could blink different colors. It scared us, as we had never seen an airplane just stop like that before. Then, the wings seemed to fold back into the craft and it darted off very quickly and appeared to crash in a draw in the nearby hills.
We ran for her house as fast as our legs would carry us through the snow.
Her mother instantly knew something was wrong, and listened to our frantic recaps of what we had just seen. It bothered her enough that she called the police.
Two police officers arrived at her house a short while later, and one took my friend into a room and one took me into a different room, out of earshot of each other. They had us each tell them what we saw, and draw pictures of it. Afterwards, the cops compared our stories and pictures, which were identical.
This was before cell phones, and I distinctly remember the one cop asking to use the home phone to make a few phone calls. I was able to overhear some of what he said, he was checking to see if anyone had special test flights going on, and no one did. He also confirmed no planes were in the area and that no planes were reported missing and/or crashed.
They then sent a crew up to the hills and they said they combed the entire hillside we pointed them to, and never found a single thing. And that was the last I ever heard about it.
To this day, I can still picture what we saw. It haunts me. Maybe it was a UFO, maybe it was some special craft that was being tested that was classified, or maybe we hit our heads while sledding - though that is unlikely. All I know is I have never seen or heard of anything like it since then.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date is approximate. PD))