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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/1/1995 02:00 (Entered as : 9/1/95 02:00)
Reported: 8/19/1999 23:18
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:5 minutes
Black triangular craft vibrates me out of sleep, blocks out sky. Verified next day by independant witness.

Heard you want past reports, so here you go. Before I'd ever heard of Art Bell or triangular craft, I had an experience that shook me - literally. I was deep asleep one night when something stirred me. In that dreamy consciousness you get I remember feeling like I was vibrating. I thought I heard a noise and remember thinking, "What is a jumbo jet doing flying over Ocean Shores?" The noise got louder over several minutes until I thought to myself "this thing is going to crash right on the beach." I sat up, fully awake. The noise was gone and I realized I hadn't actually heard it audibly, that it was more like a sub-sonic vibration. I ran outside and looked up into the sky and saw a formation of seven red lights overhead. At first I thought it was a very slow moving formation of helicopters. But then I back and got my glasses. When I returned I could see that it was instead a single, triangular shape. I could judge this because the it was a partially overcast night and I could see the orange glow of the town's streetlights (about half-mile away) everywhere except between the small red lights. I stood stunned as the craft passed overhead slowly, moving from south to north along the coastline. I estimate it was only a couple of hundred feet above and travelling about 10 mph. I can't estimate the width, but see the following diagram: craft \---------------/ \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / approx. 60 degree angle ------ me -------- Next morning I was ready to write the whole story off and convinced myself that it had actually been a squad of helicopters. Later that afternoon I was in one of the local shops talking to the owner when a friend of her's came in and said he had seen something exciting. I had never met this man before, or told anyone about my experience, but he went on to describe what he called "the mother ship" exactly as I had seen it. He added that this was not the first time he had seen craft of this type in the North Beach area. When I asked, the man said that his sighting had been in the Copalis Beach area, about 10 miles north of Ocean Shores.

((NUFORC Note: The diagram, embedded in the text, did not survive the transfer from our e-mail program to our database. It looks much different in its original form.))