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Occurred : 1/20/2015 15:33 (Entered as : 01/20/15 15:33)
Reported: 1/20/2015 11:39:10 PM 23:39
Posted: 1/26/2015
Location: Puyallup, WA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:~3 minutes
Very fast moving aircraft leaving contrails at right angles seen over Puyallup, WA.

About 15:33 local time, saw an object far in the distance, ascending from the horizon at what appeared to be a very steep angle and leaving a smoke/vapor trail (reminded me of a rocket or missile launch). Thought it looked a little unusual, until I observed it make a very sharp, practically right angle turn. Looked to be travelling at a high rate of speed and not manoeuvering like a commercial aircraft.

Object continued moving somewhat level until appearing to enter another, more gentle turn while still climbing steeply (trail was more of an arc than another right angle). Object was actually turning closer to me. As it started to get closer, it became even more apparent that it was travelling extremely fast.

The really curious part came as the aircraft travelled directly overhead. It looked to be very high up, flying above the wispy cloud cover, and as it flew over, coincidentally, there was a commercial airliner passing underneath it. Based on those observations, it looked to be too big to be a fighter. As well, its shape (and coloring) did not really match any aircraft I am familiar with. More flying wedge than plane with wings. It looked more SpaceX than F-22 or F-35 (or any other active/inactive US military aircraft). Most assuredly man made, but very unusual all the same.


((NUFORC Note: Photos provided by witness, which appear to indicate contrails. PD))

((ADDENDUM #1 FROM WITNESS))

Hi,

Here are a few images I took of the event in question. I Wish now I had taken a video, but this is not the sort of thing I see every day and was wanting to watch it with my own eyes as much as possible. The blue area on the map picture shows the general line of sight where I was looking when first observing the craft (S/SE). My vantage point is the dot at the apex of the traingular area.

Again, I really wish I had recored a video, but would probably not have gotten anything usable as it passed overhead anyways due to the awkward angle of trying to blindly aim a camera almost straight up and out my window as it flew over. I'm sure overall, this is a pretty pedestrain report (and not really alien), but some of he crafts movements didn't seem quite 'right', and it's shape was certainly unique.

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((ADDENDUM #2 FROM WITNESS))

Hey again,

One thing I forgot to mention anywhere that is worth noting is the sound the craft made, which was none. From the time I started watching it climb, until it came directly overhead, I didn't hear any sort of noise. Also, I forgot to check the 'contact me' checkbox on the report. If you need to contact me further with any other questions, feel free.

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