|Occurred : 11/15/1999 20:00 (Entered as : 11/99 20:00)
Reported: 10/28/2002 5:26:17 PM 17:26
Location: Yelm, WA
|object hovered, then separated into two sections and flew away
At the time this happened I was employed by a Court Clerk and my son was a student at the local middle school. Apprx. 23:00 i was driving my son home from some school function and I we were about 1/2 mile from our home I noticed some werid lights in the sky. It was just before 8:00 p.m. and was compleletly dark out. I noticed them because they were so low to the ground. I kept driving toward my home and pointed them out to my 12 yr old son and said to him "what the heck is that"? He said what I guess all 12 yr olds would say "I dunno know" & went back to the radio. As I proceeded up our street I kept saying what the heck is that. In the late 80's I lived next to a US Marine air base and helicopters were always flying overhead. I dont mean the little news helipcopters but the but huge kind. Super Stallions and some other kind. Anyways, I first thought that it was a helicopter cause these werid lights where just hovering. But I would be dammed if I couldnt hear the helicopter. Once thing I remember about those big helicopters is you can hear them and feel them when they fly that low to the ground. I couldnt get a good fix on the shape of these lights because of trees and homes, but about 30-40 yards from my home I got a very very close look at this "thing". I stopped the car, but kept the engine running and opening the window and I couldnt hear a thing, nothing silence except for the neighborhood dogs barking. The object was no particular shape. The closest we could come up with was the lights made it look like the letter "T" upside down. I turned the radio off and still nothing but silenec. By now my son, but now gave his full attention to this thing. We stared at this thing and we both remarked that it was nothing like we ever saw before. My son kept saying it had to be a helicopter. We were looking toward the northeast approx. 100 yards away from us and was flashing colored lights in not particular sequence. After apprx 5 minutes a section of this "thing" separated from itself and kep! t hoveri ng while the main section took off in the sky toward the east. Then after a moment or two the smaller of now 2 sections took off after the larger section. We took on after it and watched it move very fast across the sky and out of our vision.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))