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Occurred : 9/15/1976 21:00 (Entered as : 09/15/1976 21:00)
Reported: 6/14/2004 8:39:22 PM 20:39
Posted: 6/18/2004
Location: Hoodsport, WA
Shape:
Duration:1-2 minutes
Heard Strange sounding flying object above tree tops

My wife and I were Camping in the Wilderness Near Lake Cushman..We were alone and had a small fire burning..It was very dark and getting Late..We suddenly heard a strange sound overhead coming down from the rugged Olympic Mountains behind us..(Mt Elanor ..Mt Washington)It seemed to us to sound like a Large Aircraft of some type flying VERY SLOW above the Tree tops and we both sensed that it was quite large ..No Lights of any type were visible through the tree tops..It was Traveling West to East..Coming down the Mountain Side down toward Hood Canal..It made a Very Distinctive sound unlike any airplane or Helicopter rotors I have heard and the Ground seemed to Vibrate slightly..About a year later I wondered if there was a Connection with it and the Trident Submarine Base just being built on Hood Canal..

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. Witness is former law enforcement officer. PD))

((FOLLOW-UP MESSAGE FROM SAME WITNESS))

Peter..Thank You for your Response..I Have always thought what we experienced .. was extremely interesting as you will Note with the Follow Up Details I will Provide..I don't mind if you make reference to My Law Enforcement background..Just do not use My name under any circumstances..Outside of telling some family members and retired Military friends I have not made this information Public prior to now.

Additional REPORT INFORMATION ..It has been so long ago that i gave you An Approximate Date..I am sure it was either 1976 or 1975..I can remember that within a Year of Our Experience..I read a Story in Newsweek or some other National Publication about Dozens of UFO Sightings over Military and Nuclear Weapon Storage Facilitys all across the United States and the story included a Map of the United States that was covered with sighting locations and Most had occured during the same approximate time we had Our Experience Near Mt. Elanor.I Remember making that Connection quite Clearly at that Time...That is when I began to wonder if this Craft was Approaching the Newly Constructed Bangor Trident Submarine Base on Hood Canal..I don't know if any Nuclear Weapons were stored there yet at that time..

SPECIFIC DETAILS..THE MOST REMARKABLE OCCURENCES THAT NIGHT WERE..THIS AIRCRAFT CAME DOWN FROM THE AREA OF RUGGED MOUNTAIN PEAKS AND PASSED DIRECTLY OVER OUR HEADS..continuing down the mountainside in rugged terrain in pitch black conditions toward Hood canal several miles below us..

2. IT SOUNDED LIKE IT WAS JUST ABOVE TREE TOP HEIGHT AND I WOULD ESTIMATE AN ALTITUDE OF POSSIBLY NO MORE THAN 100 FEET..

3. IT WAS MOVING EXTREMELY SLOWLY, JUDGING BY THE SOUND, PROBABLY NO MORE THAN A FEW MILES AN HOUR, AND SOUNDED LIKE SOMETHING I WOULD CONSIDER A STEALTH-TYPE AIRCRAFT ((FLIGHT)).

4. The Most Incredible thing was the SOUND it made which was an AUDIBLE HUMMING SOUND..which also seem to make the ground around us Vibrate as it Passed Directly Overhead.. The Best way i can describe it is if You Have ever gone into a Hydro-electric Dam to the Gemerator Room and Heard that Sound and Felt the Vibrations those Generators Make..That is the EXACT Closest Sound I Can Relate This to..

5. It was NOT like any Conventional Aircraft Engine I have Heard..We could not Hear it off in the Distance as You can a Combustion Engine Approaching.. We Only Became aware of it Just BEFORE it Very slowly Passed Directly overhead..and for a short time after it continued down the Valley..I doubt if you were any distance away you would even be aware of it Flying Nearby..

6. The Weather conditions were Good, No Rain, But VERY Dark, No Moon or Illumination..I could Not see any Lights on this Craft at all.

7. We Both sensed that it was a Pretty Large Craft, just by the Sound of It passing overhead, You got the impression of something BIG..

8. For some Reason we Both sat there afterward somewhat shocked,and had uneasy feelings of Vunerability..We Both immediately agreed that what ever flew over us was No Conventional Airplane and the Only thing that could Have Made those Sounds was some type of UFO..and still Believe so today..It was definately SOME TYPE of Unconventional Flying Aircraft..

Best Regards ((name deleted)).(.Hope You Find this Useful Somehow..Peter)