Occurred: 1971-06-30 23:30 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2018-04-09 15:01 Pacific
Duration: 30 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Shape: Diamond
Characteristics: Lights on object

4 "non-flashing" red lights in a diamond formation hovering above the Space Needle in Seattle-1971.

I was flying for a regional air taxi out of Bremerton, Washington (flying cargo and passengers back and forth from Seattle/Tacoma Intl. Airport (SEATAC) to Bremerton, Washington in the Summer of 1971. I had just departed SEATAC headed West with a passenger in the back seat of my airplane when I looked out the right window towards downtown Seattle and saw 4 red non-blinking lights in a diamond formation over the Space Needle at my altitude.

I called Seattle Center to ask if they had anything on radar and was told they did not. I then asked my passenger if he saw the lights and he said yes. I asked him if he was in a hurry and he said he was not, so I called Seattle Center again and informed them that I would like to divert to investigate these lights over the Space Needle.

I made a right turn and headed for the Space Needle and the 4 red lights but the closer I got to the lights the more the lights moved upward in front of me. I attempted to follow the lights but! at about 8000 feet these 4 lights simply vanished in front of me. I then resumed my flight to Bremerton and have never been able to establish a good identification for these non-flashing, and seemingly connected, 4 red lights to this day.


We spoke via telephone with the witness, and we found him to be exceptionally eloquent and sober-minded. We suspect that he is an unusually capable, and reliable, witness. Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD

Posted 2018-04-13

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