Reported: 2019-06-10 22:48 Pacific
No of observers: 1
Location: Port Angeles, WA, USA
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object
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.
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