|Occurred : 2/28/2019 05:59 (Entered as : 02/28/19 05:59)
Reported: 3/1/2019 3:26:07 PM 15:26
Location: Maple Valley, WA
|Low, bright, fast white light traveling east / northeast on north maple valley border
I am a 51 year old - sober man - who has never seen a “ UFO “ before. I went outside to bring my dog in before leaving for work. It was cold, mid to high 20’s. It was still dark. The sky was crystal clear. I do not wear / need corrective lenses. I live in a quiet, dark, rural area.
A light in the sky (about 36 degrees up) caught my attention as I was facing straight north. It was moving too fast, too low, and was too bright to be something (like a plane) that I could look away from. My first view picked it up at approx. Maple Valley HWY 169 & Cedar Grove Road intersection (1.04 miles north of me). It traveled from Cedar Grove/169 to the north side of Tiger Mountain in 8 to 10 seconds. This is about a 5 mile distance in a straight line. 5 miles travel in let’s say 9 seconds = 2000 MPH. This is why it caught my eye, and I couldn’t look away. It had no craft shape that I could decipher. It was simply a bright, round white light about the size of a quarter. It had no trail. No colored lights. It did not make a sound. It never wavered in altitude, and it appeared to travel in a straight line with the horizon until I lost visual with it. This may sound strange, but it traveled with a purpose. The best visual of the object I could give you was if you could grab a star from the sky and pull it down to about 6000 feet. That’s exactly what it looked like. I’ve emailed a drawing showing how I came to my guess on the objects altitude.
I used the “Skyview” App to locate the objects approx. degree in height. I looked at an area map and set a ruler on what I believed to be the line of travel. If it had continued on its path over the North part of Tiger Mountain it would have passed very close over Fall City, WA. It then would have looked to cross directly over the city of Carnation, WA. I posted my experience on social media to see if anyone else in the area saw this object. I have had no success so far. I’m sharing this because it ! was not a plane, or a drone. It was not a satellite. It wasn’t! a meteo r, or a shooting star. I’ve seen all of those things a million times. I was just lucky yesterday morning.