|Occurred : 1/15/2015 18:30 (Entered as : 011515 18:30)
Reported: 1/17/2015 9:18:56 AM 09:18
Location: Friday Harbor, WA
|Three orange UFOs sighted over Friday Harbor WA, San Juan Island, Thursday, Jan 15, 2015.
On Thursday evening, 1/15/15, my wife and I were driving north on Mullis Street, even with the adjacent airport north end (runway 16) less than ¼ mile from Spring Street, which is the main street of the town of Friday Harbor, Washington, on San Juan Island, USA.
It was dark, 18:30, when we saw three separate bright orange lights flying over the town descending from the north east in the direction of the airport. My first impression was three aircraft on a very low approach to land at the Friday Harbor Airport.
I stopped our car so we could watch, since the lights were starting to bob up and down. I said they had to be helicopters. But then they almost appeared to be going down behind the buildings in town.
They stopped getting closer and suddenly started climbing at a very high speed headed back northwest. They grew dimmer, and one at a time, blinked out and were gone.
The whole duration of this sighting was about two minutes. I kept trying to find an explanation for what we were seeing. I wish I had immediately reached for my I-phone to get a video. I knew they were unconventional aircraft since they didn’t have red and green navigation lights. Then the erratic flight and changing speed ruled out any aircraft I have ever seen.
My wife and I are both private pilots and have flown into the Friday Harbor airport hundreds of times.