Location of Sighting: Elma, Washington
Date of Sighting: September 10, 2016
Time of Sighting: 12 to 12:10 PM PDT
Description: On 9-10-16, at approximately 12 to 12:10 PM, while on my daily walk, I saw a large, shimmering, fast moving, rectangular shaped object for 3 to 5 seconds. The sky was clear blue, cloudless, windless and the sun up and shining. I was near Utility Lane, Elma, Washington, walking eastwards. The elevation is about 300 feet. The object appeared to head from a Northerly direction east of ELMA to a Southerly direction towards Oakville, over the tops of hills that are about 500 feet in elevation. After about 3 seconds, it turned to a black color, dropped in altitude and became obscured by a closer hill. I never saw the object again. I did not hear any sound. I was unable to determine distance and size of the object from my vantage point. The speed was significantly faster than a standard prop plane.
Also, there were no noticeable aircraft flying even though there is a small airport nearby, and this is in a flight path for military aircraft as well as SEA-TAC International airport. I have seen many planes, ultra-lights and helicopters on a near daily basis in the area, over many years, and this was not one of them. The only reason for this report is the extremely bright shimmering, approaching a welding arc color in brightness. It was difficult to look at. Even aluminum skinned planes aren’t this bright!
As a side note, I mentioned this to a friend in Oakville, WA. She was on the phone to a friend in California when she heard a sudden thundering sound that somewhat echoed, and was gone as fast as it started. She heard this about the same time as I witnessed the object in question, from my location about 15 miles away. It may or may not be related.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.