Location of Sighting: Port Townsend, Washington
Date of Sighting: August 2, 2015
Time of Sighting: 11:40 PM PDT
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Description: On the evening of Aug 2nd, 2015 at 23:40 hours PDT, I observed from my Northeast facing patio and across a small lake (Crocker) a very bright light with occasional flashing white/yellow light moving rapidly soundlessly across SE to NE. at approximately 50,000 feet. It moved in sudden increase (almost jerks). From my location looking SE we often see aircraft from/to Seattle Tacoma Airport. This was not normal aircraft behavior and unlike any satellite I have ever observed. It passed from sight and within one minute (approximately). In the NNE sky at a lower altitude occurred a brief streak of white light N to NE. Within an instant occurred a massive, but silent explosion. This was an enormous and lengthy increasing yellow/orange width and height (enormous) and flames had momentum from N to NE opposing the travel of the earlier sighting. I am a pilot of many years, ex US Air Force Survival Instructor and I have (SEA) experience (distant) SAM (Surface to Air Missiles) contacts. To my mind this was a SAM (type) attack against what earlier was an (UFO). But the strike was from a “Beam” not a missile. What I first observed may have been any of many types of moving night sky lights – of shapeless UFO’s, BUT what followed was an instantaneous bright-light-beam originating low to high, that struck and obviously destroyed something significant in the night sky. Unlike a SAM strike, the orange/red/yellow flame increased and moved higher and expansively across the sky for some long moment. From my vantage point I would guess the contact/explosion was over or very near (high) over the U.S Navy Whidbey Island Airbase. I have flown to and from the Navy Island area to my lake property many times and have bearings on location. (P.S. This was not a “weather balloon.” ) Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.