|Occurred : 5/8/2006 15:00 (Entered as : 05/08/2006 15:00)
Reported: 5/8/2006 3:51:25 PM 15:51
Location: , WA
|Black V, almost boomerang shape object slowly ascending into the sky, high enough to be out of sight.
I was driving through the Issaquah highlands heading north from the base of Tiger Mountain. I looked up and saw a floating black V shaped object drifting just below the clouds.
I pulled over and stepped out of my car and watched it for about 10-15 minutes. It didn’t move erratically. It just floated, back and fourth, slowly ascending into the sky while heading eastward, maybe south eastward, towards Mount Si, and North Bend.
When I first saw it, it was low enough to see that it wasn’t a commercial airliner, it moved to slowly. It definitely was not a paraglider, I hike Tiger mountain on a weekly basis and I see Para gliders take off all the time, I’ve even spoken to some of them about what it costs and what the conditions have to be like for a good flight. They ride thermal pockets, and this day was far too windy and to cloudy to see any Para gliders.
The object just cruised, it seemed as if it was slowly gliding back and fourth, because the V shape was clear, then it flattened out as was just a black line floating through the sky. It had no noise at all. It was more curved than a B-2, which has sharp angles along the back. The floating V was smooth, and it had no glimmer at all, no glint from the sun.
I watched it ascend and get further away, until it was a black dot far away in the sky. As it got further I saw a slightly orange/brownish glow around it, it looked almost like a sunspot in the eye, that’s the only thing I can think of to compare it to.
That was about it, it wasn’t fast like a jet, it was too big to be a para glider, and it was definitely not a bird. A black boomerang shape just floating through the sky casually.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness via telephone, and we found him to be quite credible. We are familiar with the hang-gliders that frequently can be seen on the windward side of Tiger Mtn., and they probably would not venture as far away from that mountain as the east side of Lake Sammamish, and as far as Mt. Si. PD))