|Occurred : 11/14/1997 21:10 (Entered as : 11/14/1997 21:10)
Reported: 12/20/2003 12:18:42 AM 00:18
Location: Issaquah, WA
|Large craft flew within 1 mile of 4 of us, moving at a medium speed, then sped up and went over the mountain.
We first saw the craft when it was about 5 miles away, coming toward us up May Valley. It made a left 45 degree turn and went between Tiger Mtn and Squak Mtn. It was about 300 feet off the ground and moving at a medium speed. When it reached the ridge of Middle Tiger Mtn, it accelerated and went up and over the mountain and out of our sight. It came as close as 1 mile away.
The craft was 45o - 600 feet long, two levels about 4o feet high. It a appeared that the two sections were connected, however we could not see a solid connection, in fact the craft appeared to be transparent. There were 100's of small lights and 3 or 4 very bright, changing lights which seemed to be the propulsion. There was no sound from the craft.
The media reported that it was a meteor shower, or some space junk falling to earth. There was a video of the craft taken in North Bend (about 10 miles from where we sighted it) at about 9:20.
We also observed two unmarked helicopters following about 5 miles behind the craft. One helicopter was black, the other was grey.