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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/1/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 05/01/03 22:00)
Reported: 5/2/2003 6:44:53 AM 06:44
Posted: 5/2/2003
Location: Seattle (West Seattle), WA
Shape: Triangle
Duration: 10 sec.
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Silent, triangular craft sighted over West Seattle

My husband and I were walking into our house from the car and something caught my peripheral vision. I looked up and said something like "What the hell is that?" A triangular craft was moving across the sky above us at an altitude similar to airplanes in this part of the city (near Boeing field, not far from SeaTac Airport). It had a light at each of the points that was a dim orange and the lights seemed striped rather than solid. The craft was completely silent. We watched it fly in a northeasterly direction until it encountered the city light reflection in the sky and we could no longer see it. Our dog had been in our front yard while we were away for about four hours. When we got inside, we realized that he was trembling and then he became lethargic and lost his balance. He seems to have regained his balance and some of his energy this next morning after the sighting.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness at length, and she seemed to us to be an exceptionally reliable witness. Please see other report for the same time and date over the area of West Seattle, which also apparently involves the restlessness of a dog. PD))


Dear Peter,
My husband got home late and is already gone this morning back to work. He hasn't filled out a report yet. I have done an MS Paint document of his recollection of the wing that I am attaching. Again, it is my re-draw of a small sketch he made as he was running out the door. I recall big, round lights, while he recalls trapezium-shaped lights and wings. I recall the round lights, as I said, and drew the wings as round, although I'm not sure they too were. They were definitely not pointed, we both recall (the corners were blunt or rounded).

There were no lights on the aircraft other than the three point lights.

We think the aircraft was black, but the sky was very dark. We could see the outline of the aircraft clearly. It appeared to be much lower than cruising altitude and appeared large compared to the stars, but not noticeably larger than any aircraft I am aware of (in other words, its size did not stand out). We live close to Boeing field and somewhat near the approach to SeaTac, so we have become accustomed to the altitudes planes are typically at as they pass by our home, whether taking off or landing. Thank you. -((name deleted))


Regarding the lights, they were not blinking. They were a dim orange. The stars were white and extremely bright compared to the three lights on the aircraft. They were noticeably dimmer and more matte, if that word makes sense in this context. It was kind of a glow, but without illumination.