NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/19/2018 05:45 (Entered as : 02/19/18 5:45)
Reported: 2/19/2018 10:07:02 AM 10:07
Posted: 2/22/2018
Location: Friday Harbor, WA
Shape: Light
My incident occurred this morning, Monday, February 19, 2018 roughly between the time of 5:45 am-6 am. I live in Friday Harbor, WA on San Juan Island, north Puget Sound.

Strong winds had blown all night long making the early morning sky clear and dark, with the early morning stars and planets extra visible and a few of the larger ones were tinted orange-ish in color.

I was driving into town on my way to the gym. With mornings like these, I love looking up at the sky. Because it’s so early in the morning there are no other cars around me. Town is empty. I always try to look up at the sky anyway because when I was about 16 years old, (roughly 1992) my father and I experienced a real UFO sighting together out in Palm Desert. That one was a major experience with an actual craft that moved like a shooting star after hovering in place for about an hour. My point is – because I look at the sky a lot, I’ve seen a lot of anomalies that I felt could have some explanation, and none of which were remotely similar as to what I saw that night out in the desert with my dad -- until this morning.

I was driving slowly down Second Street, as I mentioned, looking straight ahead and up towards the clear black sky. Suddenly, right in front of me was this very, very white light that flashed in front of me and my initial response was that it was a shooting star. But there were two things that went with this that made me second guess the whole shooting star thing.

First, the way it moved. I didn’t see where it came from but that it entered my field of vision from the right moving towards the left. And it moved just like a shooting star but into a upside down ‘U’ shape and just vanished ---not vanished from my field of vision like behind a tree or behind hills or a building--vanished. Disappeared. As if there were a tiny little pocket waiting for it and it dove into that. There was a trail of light and then there wasn’t.

The second thing is that if it were a shooting star, it was way too close to the earth. We have small, single engine, prop personal planes, puddle jumpers and sea planes coming in and out of our tiny airport here. It was a similar distance to one of those little planes about to land. Like most islanders, I’m very familiar with these planes being around and what they look like when they are landing or taking off.

This thing I saw moved and looked like a shooting star but was very close to the earth and moved in an arch shape before disappearing into a seeming pocket in the sky. A white light, no pulsating and no other lights, no other colors of light.

I’m open to explanations! I would love to know your opinion on the matter. Sorry I don't have a photo, it happened too fast.

Thank you!