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Sighting Reports 2011

Family See Several Orange Orbs Flying SE in the Night Sky

Sketch of Appearance of Lights on Background of Photo Where Lights Were Seen. Up to 20 Lights Were Seen.
Sketch of Appearance of Lights on Background of Photo
Where Lights Were Seen. Up to 20 Lights Were Seen.

Sketch Showing 3 Remaining Lights After Others Had Disappeared. Last 3 Lights Were in Triangular Formation.
Sketch Showing 3 Remaining Lights After Others Had Disappeared.
Last 3 Lights Were in Triangular Formation.

Sighting Occurred on Beach in Central Whidbey Island About 40 Miles Northwest of Seattle, WA.
Sighting Occurred on Beach in Central Whidbey Island
About 40 Miles Northwest of Seattle, WA.

Date of Sighting: July 3, 2011
Time of Sighting: 11:15 to 11:35 PM PDT
Location of Sighting: Greenbank, Washington (See Map)

Description: Last night, I was sitting in the living room listening to the radio and facing our large picture window. It is a south facing window, and overlooks Holmes Harbor on Whidbey Island. Our view is partially obscured by evergreen trees.

I first noticed a single orange light traveling toward me, and at first thought it was some kind of low flying plane or helicopter, but it was fuzzy in appearance and flaring outward in all directions. It moved slowly. Soon afterwards it flew across the water, directly in front of me, and behind the tree line. Next about 20 seconds later I saw a second orange light, then another, then another and another.

They just kept appearing from the same direction, equally spaced, same course, same speed, same altitude and in a single file pattern. After 4 or 5 of them I ran down the hall to tell my mother what I was seeing and to come quickly, but she was busy and could not get up to look at that moment. I ran back to look again and they were still there. They were still moving across the water and behind the trees.

I grabbed my binoculars and went out on the deck to get a closer look at them, and each one was a fuzzy, glowing, light orange ball or orb. They did not appear to have any solid noticeable center, and their outlines were faint and semitransparent (almost halo-like). These objects made no sound at all, had no beacons or flashing lights on them, and just seemed to float along. Their speed would be equivalent to a small plane or helicopter. They were not moving very fast. But these lights were definitely not aircraft.

Finally, my mother came out and she saw a few of them too. Then my father got out of bed and asked "What the heck is going on?"He came out on the deck and saw several of them also. So all three of us saw them. We stood and watched them together for a good five minutes or so before they went back inside.

I have no idea how large they may have been or how far away they actually were. What is interesting is that through binoculars they didn't seem to be much larger than seen with the naked eye. There must have been at least a dozen, and perhaps as many as 20 of them. I lost count as I was too busy just trying to watch them, get a closer look and track their movements.

Their direction of travel was from west to east, moving in a slight southeasterly direction over Holmes Harbor. Greenbank is in the center of the Island, and the objects appeared over the ridge line near the center of Greenbank and seemed to emerge from the treeline there. This would put their path of travel from the west parallel to the Strait of Juan De Fuca, just south of Lake Hancock and in line with Port Townsend.

I am guessing they may have flown across from the Pacific Ocean, over part of the Olympic Peninsula, then Admiralty Inlet, over Greenbank and Holmes Harbor, and southeasterly towards Everett. But I can only guess at their direction of travel based on the vantage point of a south facing window and deck.

Note: The witness provided a very concise well written report. His sketches are appreciated.

Comments Received August 9, 2011: I saw this exact same thing with my family, on the 4th after the fireworks. I was in Holmes Harbor as well. I can't seem to get it off my mind. I am glad to know we were not the only ones who saw it.

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