|Occurred : 10/22/2017 22:50 (Entered as : 10/22/17 22:50)
Reported: 10/31/2017 9:24:26 PM 21:24
Location: Marysville, WA
|Triangle shaped trio of lights in sky disappeared into denser cloud cover
October 22 2017 at 22:55-ish · I witnessed something funky in the sky tonight. It appeared to be a triangular shaped craft with 3 large white lights. (These white lights were way larger than typical "position marker," lights.) The white lights were on all three "points of the triangle." One on the leading edge/nose of the craft and one on each other tip of the triangle. These lights were all flashing in unison at a rate of roughly once every 1 to 1.5 seconds.
The clouds were relatively low that night and the craft was just above the cloud line, but only about half to 2/3's high as the traditional aircraft that flew over about 5 minutes later, between approx 23:00 and 23:10. (Give or take 10 minutes.) (I had no trouble seeing the red and green position marker lights on the wing tips of the regular airplane, even though it was significantly higher in altitude.) The sketchy part was that the triangular craft flew into these thicker clouds, and from my vantage point, disappeared as it went behind a large evergreen tree. After waiting for about 30 seconds, I was astounded that it did NOT come out the other side of the denser clouds, (or the tree.) I even walked to a different vantage point to change the angle I was viewing from, so that I could see beyond the tallest evergreen, and the craft didn't reappear. I continued to watch for at least another 10 minutes, but the only other thing I saw was a standard airplane. Since it was dark, I can't tell you what it was or even how many engines the standard plane had.
The fact that the white lights that were flashing, were far larger (at least 10x bigger, and that's accounting for the difference in altitude too,) and flashing much more slowly than the airplane I saw with the red and green position lights.
Kind of weird, huh? Kind of bummed that I didn't get a peek at the craft itself, just the lights in the sky.
Oh yes, the of the 3 lines that made up the triangle, the two that met at the nose were equal in length, the trailing edge of the triangle, that line was a little bit longer, making the craft not quite an equilateral triangle, but rather an isosceles triangle. (Sorry, geometry is not my strong suit, nor are things like judging angles and altitude. I am hoping that the low cloud cover and the aircraft that flew over afterwards will give you more to go on.) I did locate an image that looks very similar to what I saw on google images and will send you the link if you would like.