5/20/2006 8:01:44 PM
Appearance / Description of Object(s)
It had the appearance of looking at a boomerang, full-on, except this was was straight above me. It had alternating grey and black stripes. Here is a crude diagram: * |* * | * * | * * | * * | * * | | * *| |* * | * * | ** | * * ** * * ...Except the "boomerang" was slighly more spread out, like a real boomerang.
Size of Object(s)
1-1/2 " across, wing-tip to wing-tip, between thumb and forefinger held at arm's length
Distance to Object(s) & Altitude
It appeared approximately 50 ft high
Description of Area / Surroundings
This was in an urban area. The nearest military area is the Sand Point Naval Base, which has since been closed and converted to a large part area, by a lake.
Full Description & Details
I was working a swing shift and took the city bus home. There is slightly more than one block to walk from the bus stop to my house. After walking a block, I was approaching my turn to go home. Because I like to engage in astronomy when I'm not working, I looked up to check out the sky. That's when I noticed something unusual. Something I have never seen, before. My first reaction was, "Oh - some kid is flying a kite!" It was boomerang-shaped, straight-up and not moving. The kite idea was quickly fading. It was grey, except for wide, black, verticle stripes on the 'wings'. I looked around for the string and the kite-flying kid and saw no one and no string. What was seen was a motionless, odd-looking object that seemed kite-high, about 50 feet. This was difficult to acurately determine, because the entire sky was evenly covered with grey clouds. But the grey on the strange object was decidedly darker. Several seconds passed - maybe a minute. Then it started to move, slowly, toward the direction I had come from. (As an FYI, continuing in that direction, one would eventually run into the San Point Naval Station.). It continued its slow departure until it reached a point where I assumed it had eventually disappeared into the clouds, because before it became a point, it had disappeared.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
Not by conventional aircraft. One very interesting note to make is that this sighting was made long before boomerang and triangle UFOs became "popular" (frequent).
I am a computer server technician, working at Microsoft. I have had two years of community college, studying Electronics Engineering. I have always been involved working in computers, one way or another. I consider myself a rational person, who considers obvious natural explanations before the exotic. The only exceptions to this, are the satellites flying in formation, because I had never heard of statellites actually doing that, yet. I had been aware of NASA plans to fly satellites in formation in deep space. Maybe these were tests in that area. As noted elsewhere, I enjoy astronomy as a hobby and frequently study the planets and galaxies and nebulae. Because of this, I feel I know the difference between something that belongs in the sky and something that appears not.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
I have been very interested in the phenomena and have read many books on sightings, abductions, etc. I am also just or more as interested in science.
As an amateur astromer, I have seen many startling and unusual, but natural, sights. I have never seen anything like that before, or since. I HAVE seen satellites flying in formation, on two occasions, but have since read that these are man-made objects.
Reported To:wife, son
Name:Tezan "Chuck" Kereluck
Your Location:Mountlake Terrace, WA USA