|Occurred : 11/9/2016 21:30 (Entered as : 11/09/16 21:30)
Reported: 11/10/2016 2:40:07 PM 14:40
Location: Spokane, WA
|Brightly lit triangle craft hovered 50 feet above roadway Spokane, WA.
I was driving home on High Drive around 9:30 pm Wednesday Nov. 9, 2016, after having dinner in downtown Spokane when this incident occurred.
I was headed east on High Drive and approaching the intersection of High Drive and Grand Boulevard when I saw this giant incredibly bright object in the sky that was immediately above the treetops about four blocks away.
At first, I wasn't sure if it was a panel of stadium lights, but there's no stadium anywhere nearby. I live just a short distance from where this incident occurred, and I have been there thousands of times over the past 17 years, and I have never once seen a light like that anywhere in the neighborhood.
I drove toward the object, and pulled over on the south side of East 43rd Avenue, between South Scott and South Garfield Streets. What I saw was a giant triangle that was only 50 feet or so above me, and hovering above some trees in a residential neighborhood.
The object appeared to be about 180 feet long (half the distance between Scott Street and Garfield Street on 43rd Avenue) and 90 feet wide. There were white lights all the way around the sides of the triangle, and it was hovering in one place and didn't make any noise.
Where I pulled over by the side of the road was almost directly underneath this triangle object, and I could see dark black circles on the underside.
I turned my engine off, and watched this triangle object. There was absolutely no noise coming from it.
Right after I pulled over, the thing started moving slowly from east to west. I reached in my purse to grab my cell phone so that I could take a picture, and I kept looking back at the triangle when suddenly it took off faster than anything ever seen my life. It was the strangest thing I've ever seen.
When the object took off, it went west. It's speed was so fast that had I blinked my eyes, I would've missed it.
The entire incident lasted about 10 minutes (9:30 to 9:40 pm). I know this because I had just looked at my dashboard clock as I approached the intersection of High Drive and Grand Boulevard, and I called my mother immediately afterward to tell her what I had seen.
If I was to compare the size of the triangle from my perspective it to the size of a full moon, it was dozens if not hundreds of times bigger.
If I was to compare the size of the triangle to my clenched fist held at arm's length, it was much, much larger.
Although I was alone in my car, I am absolutely certain that there were other witnesses to this incident.
When I reached the intersection of Grand Boulevard and High Drive at 9:30 pm, there were several Spokane Police officers standing in the flowerbeds of a private residence and talking to an older gentleman. They were parked in the driveway of the house on the north side of High Drive. They appeared to be looking for something in the flowerbeds adjacent to the roadway at a private home on the south side of High Drive.
While I was parked on 43rd Avenue and watching the triangle, another car (vehicle #2) drove by my car. Vehicle #2 was headed east to west on 43rd Ave. and passed directly under this giant lighted triangle. I am absolutely certain the driver of Vehicle #2 saw the triangle, because it was brighter than any light I have ever seen.
When I got home, I went to the Spokane News page on Facebook to see if anyone had posted anything about this. The only thing I found was a post about a car accident that occurred at 6 pm that night at the intersection of Grand Boulevard and High Drive.
However, was no sign of any vehicle collision at that intersection at 9:30 pm, so I don't think the triangle object is related to the car accident earlier that evening.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone on two occasions, and she seemed to us to be quite eloquent and sincere. We strongly suspect that she is a quite capable, and credible, witness. PD))