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Sighting Reports 2007

Man Sees Large "Chevron Shaped" Object

Date of Sighting: January 28, 2007
Time of Sighting: 12:01 AM PST
Date Sighting Reported: January 29, 2007
Duration of Sighting: 7 Seconds
Location of Sighting: Ballard, Washington (Seattle Area)
Latitude: 47.68 Degrees North
Longitude: 122.36 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: Clear Skies. Patches of Ground Fog in the Area. Visibility 10 Miles. (Lower Visibility in Pockets of Fog.)

Description (In Witness's Own Words): It was midnight. I was standing on my porch, I looked up to notice what initially appeared to be a large hang glider with soft lights on each wing. The craft was flying gracefully from south to north direction and then tilted it's body to show the under side of the craft. I could then see the chevron shape of the craft. Soft lights were evenly spaced on the bottom of the wings. It moved off toward the west and gained altitude. The craft flew into a heavier cloud of fog away from me. It flew beautifully. The night conditions were pretty bright considering the patches light fog in the area. There was more than a half-moon out, just above the ufo. I could see the brightest stars in the sky as well as a dimly-lit group of stars formed in a irregular shaped diamond pattern just below the moon. During the sighting, I noticed a jet flying south to north approximately 5 miles west of ufo. It appeared the craft was attempting to intercept the craft. I'll bet the people on the jet witnessed the ufo as well. The craft was completely silent. I live north of Sea-Tac Airport where the planes start their descent to land and the sounds of the planes are easily identifiable. I could hear the sound of the jet in background yet, this craft being closer, made no sound. The distance of the jet and the ufo were definitely hard to ascertain. Even the relative distance between them was hard to gauge. Given this, I can only give a pretty rough estimate as the size of the ufo. Originally, I thought I was witnessing a hang glider with lights. I soon realized this was incorrect, since it was too large. Compared to a modern fighter aircraft, I would guess it was similar in size. It could be twice this size. It was flying at relatively low altitude. Once the craft tilted and made the turn west, I could see the thickness of it. Looking from the rear of the craft, the height and width appeared to be the same. It wasn't flying at high speed. I would guess between 65-250 mph. However, there really is no way to tell with a high degree of certainty because of the distance and size are unknowns as well. Objects appear to be traveling at faster speeds the closer they are. The sighting lasted around 7 seconds. The lights on the ufo were very soft, perhaps with some color. There was some thin fog in the area so this could have been an illusion. The jet in the background had much brighter and white lights. There were 3 lights per 'wing' on the ufo. This aircraft is really impressive. I think it may be a smaller version of the common chevron sighting reports I've studied. It has inspired me to create a 3D animation of the event. It was quite the experience. I knew I couldn't identify it after a few seconds. I could only describe it as a chevron shaped flying craft.

Investigator's Notes: The witness has produced a detailed report. He stated that he plans to do a computer animation of what he saw. If completed, this animation will be posted. The witness used a "Chevron Shape" to describe the object. The witness is referring to a triangular shaped object by using the Chevron acronym. It is also interesting to note that this object was in the traffic pattern of aircraft that fly to and from Seattle-Tacoma Airport. Certainly as the witness stated other aircraft may have seen the object although the sighting was late at night when air traffic would have been light. I don't know the source of these triangular shaped aircraft. I suspect that they are military, but they are seen frequently over populated areas. Populated areas don't present a good "testing ground" for secret aircraft.