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Occurred : 8/11/2016 22:00 (Entered as : 08/11/2016 22:00)
Reported: 8/19/2016 6:55:39 PM 18:55
Posted: 8/25/2016
Location: Curlew, WA
Shape: Chevron
Duration:1.5 hours
Explained chevron ufo sightings on 08/11/2016

This is more of an explanation of what was seen than a ufo sighting.

We were at Curlew Lake for a week. We were watching the Perseid meteors, from 22:00 to 23:30.

I first noticed a chevron of 5 red blinking lights about 22:00. They were traveling from east to west over Curlew Lake, 9 miles north of Republic, WA.

I called my son, wife and Mom out on the deck to look. The continued to fly directly over head. It was a flight of F-18 Super Hornets that had been refueling practicing over northern Washington for the whole day! Head their engines, they were night refueling. I think this might explain any chevron reports from probably the northern half of Washington for that night.