Appearance / Description of Object(s)
Brightly glowing spherical with a dark (unlit) ring or fin along the side. Small tail visable at one point. Got darker as it proceeded towards the sun. Looked like an oncoming jetliner to begin with. Bright light but seeming not to move as a jet would appear if it was heading directly at one.
Size of Object(s)
less than one finger with the naked eye for relative size. Acutal size? LARGE.
Object(s) & Altitude
Between 5 and 10 miles and perhaps 500 feet in altitude
Description of Area / Surroundings
Both urban and rural. We believe it passed right over Abbotsford International Airport. It passed over the general area of Abbotsford, BC. It traveled approximately 15 miles in the 20 to 25 minutes we watched it.
Full Description & Details
At approximately 5:00 a.m., my husband came in and hollared for me 'to come see the UFO!'
We watched what appeared to be an oncoming jetliner for a minute or two until we realized that it was moving in a west to easterly direction. We became aware of this movement as the craft passed beyond branches of a tree in our front yard.
Once we were certain that it wasn't moving towards us, giving the illusion of holding still, we got out the binocculars for a closer look. It was like nothing we'd ever seen before.
It appeared to be quite large and at first glance, I found myself thinking of the planet Saturn. It was rounded over the top (dome shaped) and glowing brightly. It had a couple small, blinking lights on the top and around the middle there appeared to be a dark, unlit 'fin' or ring of some kind. We could see this quite clearly through the binocculars. My husband and son reported seeing large windows in the upper portion of the craft, above the dark ring. I was unable to make out that detail but my eyesight isn't as good as theirs is.
As it proceeded easterly, a small tail-like assembly became visable. As it approached the mountains, the glow diminished rather than increasing, as we thought it would do as it got closer to the rising sun.
We watched this object move slowly across the horizen until we lost it behind some woods. A few minutes after we lost sight of it, I went back out to see if I could reaquire it. I found it in a more easterly position than it had been and at that time it was quite dark, almost shadow like and moving over the crest of the mountain. It passed from view within seconds.
Being rather bothered by not knowing what the heck it was, my son and I spent some time online looking at pictures of dirigables and UFOs. It looked nothing like the large numbers of pictures we went through.
I phoned the Abbotsford International Airport to see if they could assist me in finding out if there had been any unusal aircraft scheduled to pass over but they knew of nothing. They gave me the phone number to call and inquire about flight plans so I called those folks. The man I spoke with checked to see if there had been a flight plan filed for that hour of the morning and that local but there was nothing on record.
I phoned our local airport in Bellingham, WA but they were unable to advise me. I also checked with our local news/talk radio station to see if anyone else had reported seeing this craft but nobody had. The local news paper hadn't had any reports of folks seeing it either. At that point, I was at a loss as to how to try and find out the origin of this craft.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
We've tried and tired to make it be a blimp but if it was, it was like nothing we'd ever seen before.
I am 49 years old, mother of 2, grandmother of 1, married 30 years to the same man, have worked in office settings lately and we farm. My husband is an operating Engineer and has worked for the same company for almost 31 years. We are both High School graduates
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
Hadn't passed judgment. Had seen unusual lights in the sky a time or two but they were just lights, no detail. The jury was still out, I guess. Now? I just wish I knew what that thing WAS!
Reported Sighting? Yes
Reported To: local news paper, local news radio, Abbotsford International Airport
Your Location: Everson, WA, USA