NUFORC Sighting 116789

Occurred: 2015-01-15 18:30 Local
Reported: 2015-01-17 09:18 Pacific
Duration: 2 minutes
No of observers: 0

Location: Friday Harbor, WA, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object

Three orange UFOs sighted over Friday Harbor WA, San Juan Island, Thursday, Jan 15, 2015.

On Thursday evening, 1/15/15, my wife and I were driving north on Mullis Street, even with the adjacent airport north end (runway 16) less than ¼ mile from Spring Street, which is the main street of the town of Friday Harbor, Washington, on San Juan Island, USA.

It was dark, 18:30, when we saw three separate bright orange lights flying over the town descending from the north east in the direction of the airport. My first impression was three aircraft on a very low approach to land at the Friday Harbor Airport.

I stopped our car so we could watch, since the lights were starting to bob up and down. I said they had to be helicopters. But then they almost appeared to be going down behind the buildings in town.

They stopped getting closer and suddenly started climbing at a very high speed headed back northwest. They grew dimmer, and one at a time, blinked out and were gone.

The whole duration of this sighting was about two minutes. I kept trying to find an explanation for what we were seeing. I wish I had immediately reached for my I-phone to get a video. I knew they were unconventional aircraft since they didn’t have red and green navigation lights. Then the erratic flight and changing speed ruled out any aircraft I have ever seen.

My wife and I are both private pilots and have flown into the Friday Harbor airport hundreds of times.

Posted 2015-01-26

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