|Occurred : 5/20/2019 14:00 (Entered as : 5/20/2019 14:00)
Reported: 5/26/2019 11:53:35 AM 11:53
Location: Marysville, WA
|Very fast rising, brilliant bronze, white, polished aluminum, straight trajectory East, disappearing in far distance and ultra height c
Odd, Very Fast Flying, Climbing, flashing Against Sun, Disappearing in Apparent 100,000 Ft+ clouds During Aprox. 60-90 second Period From my vantage point on the rise East of Marysville, with view of the South end of Whidbey Island, the ferries crossing between Clinton and Mukilteo and the middle Olympic Mountains West, South-West of Quilcene and Poulsbo, and facing East, the tops of Mt. Pikchuck and beyond, I spotted a very, very fast-rising, very brilliant flashing craft.
The sun was high, aprox. at 2 PM. During the rise, which started above the highest Olympic peak - I see all the highest peaks - I attributed the flashes to sun reflections as the sky was lightly clouded with mostly wispy, very high cover with widely-scattered denser, small cloud groups to the East.
This craft appeared at first to be on a collision trajectory with a large, twin engine Boeing, dusty blue fuselage, white wings apparently on the test range route, North, from Paine Field, at approx. 5000 Ft. However this craft passed nearly directly above the Boeing plane, perhaps 3 - 7000 Ft higher.
It continued in a straight trajectory East, rising very fast, flashing brilliant bronze, blinding white, and polished aluminum, as if a multi, flat-sided, spinning shape reflected sunlight, or its own powerful, pulsed light that apparently covered the entire structure.
On an apparent constant straight climb angle, it was entering the group of denser clouds to the East over the Cascades, I estimate 60, 000 Ft+ altitude. Apperaing to pass through lower clouds, as the flashes and now very small-appearing craft disappeared-reappeared between clouds, the flashing and color continued. At this point I was barely able to discern the craft, except the brilliant flashing continued.
However high, it was still on the 35 - 45 degree climb trajectory as it became too small against the moderately blue sky to the East of the clouds it went through.
It was happening so fast I didn't think to check my phone for time. I estimate the E.T. to be aprox. 60 - 90 seconds.
Served in the Navy and watching Navy Aircraft, as a speed reference, this craft was not particularly much faster than full throttle fighter planes. However, I imagine they would be sorely taxed to catch or intercept, or reach ATA strike velocity.
The most remarkable feature was the brilliant, multi metallic colored flashing that covered the entire craft every flash.
As this event was a weekday and I'm retired, and I figured the very brief elapsed time and trajectory would likely preclude all, if anyone else observing this with a similar vantage, I didn't search for any place to share my experience. Therefore, all I recall about the date is mid-May.
This morning I checked for any search record of this siting. This site came up. I was unaware it exists, and am sharing this now.