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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/12/2004 09:15 (Entered as : 02/12/2004 9:15)
Reported: 2/12/2004 7:53:16 PM 19:53
Posted: 3/2/2004
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Shape: Changing
Duration: 30-45 seconds
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Ball/Cylinder shaped metallic object hovering over Port Angeles, Wa

I was driving home & observed what I thought was a very slow moving airplane heading south from the Strait of Juan De Fuca in Port Angeles, WA. I then became curious by the more circular shape of the object (a ball shape)& at that time I noticed the absence of wings & the clear definition of a round shape . The object suddenly changed speed (Faster) then appeared to stop in mid air. It slowly moved back north for about 2 or 3 seconds then south again. It was a beautiful sunny morning with clear blue sky. The object stayed suspended in the sky for 10 - 15 seconds then either turned or changed its shape into a cylinder type tube. The sun was reflecting more of its surface as the object appeared to turn. It was definately a metalic surface as it reflected the sun brightly, but its darker form was also visible as if it were illuminated from another light source (A darker metallic grey). It was at this time that the object accelerated out of sight heading due east. The speed at which the object dissapeared was astounding! I was later told by a friend that he was on the telephone with his wife when she observed the same object at the same time, about 0915am, also in Port Angeles. As far as my credibility goes, I'm a 44 year old male, Potter & Sculptor, with previous Law Enforcement & Military background. I've seen a lot of things fly, but nothing like this.