|Occurred : 3/16/2003 19:30 (Entered as : 3/16/03 19:30)
Reported: 3/17/2003 3:57:22 PM 15:57
Location: Edmonds, WA
|Triangle (100-150' per side) w/ three bright lights travelling about 20MPH at 200-300' AGL (above ground level).
I was just returning from the beach with my Golden Retriever when I noticed what looked like two bright landing lights coming at me. I am a pilot and was wondering why they were flying so low. They were about 1 mile away at an altitude of 200-300' AGL (just above tree level) traveling in a Northwesterly direction. I watched for about 20 seconds when I noticed that there was actually three bright lights and that they were on the bottom corners of a black triangle (about 100-150' to each side). I was standing in the middle of a park (large open space), with the craft heading straight for me. At that moment, I decided that I would not want to become an abductie statistic and said out loud "I'm not ready for this!", so I quickly made my way to the closest trees for some cover (a 10 second dash). I looked back and it was gone. The craft should have been there. It was as close as 200-300 yards and traveling at about 20 MPH with no sound. This happened about 5 miles south of Paine Field - my home airport, with-in their Class D airspace. Upon returning home, I opened your web site to see if there were any other sightings like mine. To my amazement, I found on your home page exactly what I saw. It was the incident on January 24, 2003 near Kingston, Ontario, Canada only she had more guts than I did. I have contacted Paine Field Airport Management and they are researching their radar tapes and talking to the tower personnel for that time period. I will keep you advised.