|Occurred : 12/6/2005 19:30 (Entered as : 12/06/05 19:30)
Reported: 12/6/2005 11:10:04 PM 23:10
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
|Dark object with three lights on the bottom arranged in a triangle
I was driving north on I-5 at the Snohomish/Skagit county border, and right at the border line this thing flew across the freeway. It seemed to be going very slowly, but extremely fast at the same time.
I don't know what the shape of the aircraft is, as it was pitch black out (Washington State=cloudy), but there were three somewhat dim lights on the bottom that shone straight down that were arranged in a triangle.
I nearly got in a wreck while I was watching-whatever it was, I have never seen one before-and I did not see any flashing lights on the sides (if there were sides, I am not sure), so I am almost sure it was not an airplane.
It flew from East to West, and it appeared to be headed for the refineries at Anacortes, which is in a Westerly direction from Mount Vernon. However, there is an air force base on Whidbey Island, which is also West of Mt. Vernon, so perhaps this was some experimental stealth aircraft. However, if it was, I would recommend that they turn their lights off next time.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. We would like to speak with the individual who submitted this report. PD))