Location of Sighting: Sumner, Washington
Date of Sighting: January 9, 2019
Time of Sighting: 8 PM PST
Description: As I was driving SR 167, I noticed two pairs of red lights, each pair slowly flashing on and off. At first they appeared immobile stationed over the Puyallup Valley near Sumner. Each pair flashed independently, but never at the same time. Each pair of red lights were as bright as warning lights on a transmission tower and both pair of lights were evenly spaced similar as weights on a barbell and the two pairs seemingly were a couple hundred yards apart. As I approached abreast of the lights they now appeared to be moving northwest up the valley towards Federal Way and SEATAC. Each pair of lights appeared to be swooping like two birds with red lights on their wingtips, flying together, not maintaining any formation or even flying level. Being a pilot myself, I know these were not aircraft since I saw no landing lights, beacon, or green starboard directional lighting. Also, they flew too fast to be a drone. By the time I thought to get my cam phone out they were too far away and descending out of view behind trees. But I recorded anyway and did capture the lights, but the clip is really not worth posting. These lights could have been 1 to 5 miles from me or 100 miles or even further. There was no way to tell. I don’t know what I saw. I’m sure there is a reasonable explanation. I was hoping that others saw them too and I’m interested in hearing about their observations. Since this occurred over a major city and metropolitan area, I’m sure they were observed by others. That’s the reason I’m here.
Note: This is a credible sighting and I have no immediate explanation. The witness is a pilot and would know if the lights were a regular aircraft.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.