|Occurred : 11/23/1998 20:30 (Entered as : 11/23/98 20:30)
Reported: 11/26/1998 22:33
Location: Battle Ground, WA
|Saw a light traveling low in the horizon at night that normally would have appeared to be an airplane except it was moving too fast. I can't say for sure it was a UFO but planes don't fly that fast.
I was driving home at 8:30 pm heading west on state highway 502 towards Battle Ground. I was about 3-5 miles from Battle Ground when I saw a light traveling south at approximately 1000 feet high in the distance in front of me. The object appeared to be far enough away as to be flying over Battle Ground. It's appearance was like an airplane at night. It was a white light with a smaller red light on it. At this distance, an airplane would appear to the eye to be traveling relatively slow in perspective. However the object was moving at a fairly rapid rate. My estimate based on it's altitude and distance in front me was that it would be traveling at several hundred miles per hour. It is the velicity which grabbed my attention. I am used to seeing planes fly as Portland International Airport is about 25 miles away. This moved way faster than anything I've seen before. If it weren't for the velocity, I would have thought it was an aircraft of some sort. The total time I saw this was about 15 seconds and then it disappeared behind some trees which blocked my view.