|Occurred : 6/9/2001 11:15 (Entered as : 06/09/01 11:15)
Reported: 6/10/2001 21:21
Location: Seattle, WA
Duration:approx 30 seconds
|My wife and I had just left the Hub at the University of Washington where we had attended a graduation ceremony for the Department of Education. We were walking toward our car which was in parking lot N4. As we neared Balmer Hall I happened to look up to watch aircraft coming from the northeast on their approach toward Seatac. Planes have always fascinated me and was a Private Pilot for a number of years. When I looked up I noticed a stationary, apparantly rectangular, black object in the sky directly over the north east end of the UW campus which seemed to be at an altitude considerably above the approaching aircraft. I called to my wife, who immediately looked up and observed the same object. At first we thought it might possibly be a large bird. We dismissed that idea since it wasn't moving, didn't have the shape of a bird and appeared to be way too large for its apparant distance from us. We also considered that perhaps something had fallen off an approaching aircraft. Once again we ruled that out since the object seemed to be above the approaching aircraft. After 15 to 20 seconds the object began to move very smoothly at a very high rate of speed in a Northeast direction directly opposite the path of the approaching aircraft. At approximately 30 seconds from the time we first observed the object we lost it from sight behind some trees. We discussed the sighting all the way home and have concluded it did not fall into any of the usual bird/aircraft sightings in our experience.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness at length over the telephone. The husband is a former military officer, who considers himself to be quite capable of being able to identify aircraft. He is insistent that the object they witnessed from the University of Washington campus on this graduation day was not any kind of aircraft that he is familiar with. PD))