|Occurred : 9/18/2004 19:45 (Entered as : 09/18/2004 19:45)
Reported: 9/20/2004 2:24:47 PM 14:24
Location: Seattle, WA
|Black Triangle over Lake Washington
I pulled up in front of my home in Leschi and saw unusual lights over the I-90 Floating Bridge. Getting out of my car, I got out my binoculars (I keep them in my car) and observed the craft as it headed north over Lake Washington, finally disappearing behind some trees. What initially attracted my attention was the triangular configuration of the lights, which seemed to swoop down from above me and then turn north. With the binoculars, I was able to discern a dark triangular shape which was completely silent, flying low and slow...maybe 500ft at about 50 knots. I have never seen anything like this: there are always a lot of planes flying west over our house and then turning south to land at Boeing Field, but these planes are much higher and you can always hear the jet noise, helicopter blade noise or small prop engines. As this unknown craft got farther up the lake, I was observing the tail of the craft and noticed flashing white, red and yellow lights somewhat like "disco" lights. I estimate that this craft was about the size of a 737.