NUFORC Sighting 44995

Occurred: 2004-10-12 00:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2005-07-16 01:33 Pacific
Duration: 4 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Tacoma, WA, USA

Shape: Formation
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

Three orange circles without depth, quickly, randomly and fluidly dancing in tight formation, moving silently

George Bush was at McChord AFB or Ft. Lewis at the time, I don't remember which. I can't recall the exact time and date, I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to find out, I'm fairly certain it was October.

My neighbor and I were outside talking and he remarked he was watching the F-16s or whatever they were doing circles around what I guess was the Puget Sound area. We were guessing they were circling because GW was in town and the whole terrorist threat and all that was (is) going on.

As we looked over the roof of my apartment which from my position is south to south east, we both saw three orange circles that seemed to dance around and change formation in random order. They changed places but never intersected, very quickly, while moving east. I didn't see them disappear, as I took my eyes off them to tell my wife to come look, I asked my neighbor, "Did you see that?" and he said "Yes." I said "What WAS that?". At first I thought the jets were chasing it or it was chasing the jets, but it was too hard to judge the distance. It looked like it could have been 100 feet away or 2 miles away. The reason I couldn't judge the distance, I think, was because it was unlike anything I'd ever seen in the sky.

They weren't like lights because the edges were crisp, or at least not blurry, something in between. They didn't glow so much as they were just "on". It was hard to tell if they changed shape as they maneuvered because they moved so fast. They looked very close at first, because of their clarity...but they made no sound, and so I reasoned that they could not be close. I think they got smaller as they danced away, it was hard to tell. It all happened so fast. Maybe four seconds. I then reasoned it may have been a reflection off my glasses or something but my neighbor saw it too. I got very excited about what I just saw. I told my wife I saw a UFO or "something". My neighbor and I tried to figure out what it could have been, and came to the conclusion it must have been a UFO, as it was unlike anything we had ever seen. Right after it all happened, I went back outside and looked up in that direction hoping to see something more, but after several minutes I thought it foolish to think I would see something like that again in the same place in the universe. To this day, I cannot accurately describe what they looked like- not bright like a light, no discernable three dimensional shape except circular; almost like putting a flashlight to a piece of clear-orange plastic, but not glowing(?). When I say "danced", it was not a zig-zagging movement so much as it was a quick and fluid motion, so fast I didn't see a pattern to it. They seemed to randomly switch around positions in a very, very tight "formation" as they moved in a group. Proportionately, if they were billiard ball size, the "formation" never got more than, if even, five billiard balls across in any direction. The whole thing was over so quickly, I imagine it may have been only two seconds, I really don't know. Two days ago I talked with my neighbor and recalled that night and we both agree we have no idea what we saw. He is from what I know of him an average and honest guy, maybe 10 or 15 years older than I am. I have never asked him if he has ever seen a UFO, but he seemed to me to be fairly accepting and not so surprised as I was. Kinda like, "Yep, there's one right there." The people I work with would laugh at me if I told them, although my family did not. Although I may have marked it on my calendar (which I have since thrown away), and I don't recall the exact day, I'll never forget seeing whatever it was I saw.


Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD

Posted 2005-09-02

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