|Occurred : 6/7/2019 13:00 (Entered as : 06-07-19 13:00)
Reported: 6/9/2019 11:38:23 AM 11:38
Location: Port Angeles, WA
|Shimmering wing shape travelling at 30,000 mph+ and made a 90 degree turn!
I have spent most of my working life in the outdoors in Forestry. With four college degrees and being a published author, I’m used to giving accurate, detailed descriptions. Very analytical. This is what I saw on June 7, 2019, a Friday. There are military bases nearby, submarine traffic, shipping lanes, airports in this area. I’m used to seeing different types of military and civilian aircraft.
I was standing on the back deck, with a beautiful, mostly sunny day. Jet engine noise made me look into the sky, and something caught my eye, coming from the south, moving very fast! By my calculations, it traveled from directly over my house, to East of Victoria, B.C., in two seconds! Made a 90-degree turn and headed towards Whidby Island and military installations. A small cloud obstructed my view of the turn, but there was no veering out to account for inertia in the turn. That I saw! There seemed to be a shimmer around what looked like, a wing shape, with no fuselage visible. The wing shape was slanted back about 15 to 20 degrees, and a shimmer was around the wing, and a straight edge was visible at the end of the wing shape, on both sides. No fuselage was observable. The leading edge of the wing appeared dark. Looked like a flying wing. And jet engine noise.
The estimated distance traveled in two seconds was fifty miles!!! By my calculations…30,000 to 45,000 mph!!!
((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and he sounded to us to be quite sober-minded. However, we question his assumptions about distance and velocity. Witness provides hand-drawn image of what the object looked like to him. PD))
((ADDENDUM FROM WITNESS))
Addendum to flying wing shimmering and 90 degree turn at speed of: 2 seconds travelling 10 miles
Good talking to you, Peter.
The following is my best recollection of what I saw. 10 miles is a reasonable distance for the object to have traveled in two seconds and would be traveling at 18,00mph!. At 50 miles, that’s still in U.S. territory and 2 seconds would be about 90,000mph. The background was blue sky when I saw what looked like, a flying wing. That's what it looked like. A loud roar like that of a military jet passed over our house. That's why my wife and I looked up, but I was the only one who saw this object. Three-seconds and it was gone. It came from the direction of the Olympic Mountains, (Mt Olympus is 7900ft.) so I think it was descending. The small cumulus cloud I saw I estimate at 3000ft because 3300ft is the usual lowest altitude for Cumulus clouds, which the object passed through. No way they were at 10,000ft.
Using my clinometer, (I am a trained surveyor and forester, also a Navy veteran). I calculated a 10-degree upward slope, at 45 degree azimuth, looking at the object.
I immediately went inside the house to draw what I had seen.
10 miles out, towards Canada, is where I think it made a 90-degree turn, heading East. This would coincidentally point it towards military bases in the area.
At 10 miles, the calculated speed was 18,000 miles per hour! (2 seconds and 10 miles away) Also coincidence, close to escape velocity of 25,000mph. Slowing down on landing approach? It was in broad daylight and whatever it was, did not appear to be in trouble or care if anyone saw it.
I’m not an artist but this the shape of what I saw and the ‘shimmer’ around the flying object: a boomerang shape with a 15 degree back angle on the wings. About double the size of the sun, using your thumb as a reference.
Like you said Peter, I hope this is ours.