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Occurred : 8/15/1979 22:00 (Entered as : 08/1979 22:00)
Reported: 11/24/2008 11:51:28 AM 11:51
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:7-8 seconds
Huge silver ship passed slowly overhead, silently heading for impact with a mountain. It simply vanished.

August 1979 Late evening XXXX ((deleted)) Street Wenatchee, WA, 98801

I was sitting on my front step just before full darkness facing due north when I happened to look up and saw an UFO passing directly overhead, traveling north. The object appeared to be metallic silver in color, triangular in shape, basically flat underneath with clearly visible joints and rivets. Also visible underneath were what appeared to be either lights or portholes lit from within. Nothing was visible inside.

The object was extremely large and appeared to be quite close. A line of poplar trees to my left rose nearly 150’ from the ground and the object cleared them all, blocking out nearly the entire starlit sky.

As for speed, the object was very slow. It took seven or eight seconds to disappear from view behind a row of trees across the street. A jet liner could not have stayed airborne at such a sedate rate of speed. I have seen 747’s up close in flight and this object was much larger and more massive. There was no discernable fuselage, no wings or other protruding control devices evident.

There was absolute silence, as the object passed overhead; no sound whatsoever came from the ship nor did its passing disturb tree tops or leaves.

My immediate thought was that a monstrous crash was imminent, as a significant natural obstacle lay in its path and without accelerating soon, that huge ship was going to plow into Birch Mountain, immediately north of the Wenatchee River.

No crash occurred. The object, once out of my line of sight, for all intents and purposes, had simply vanished.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. One of two excellent reports from same witness. We know this witness, and have spoken with him on several occasions. He formerly served in the U. S. military, and held a high security clearance. We suspect that the report is an accurate representation of what he witnesses. The witness has provided an excellent drawing of what the craft looked like, from his vantage on the ground, and as he looked to the north. PD))