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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/23/2008 23:29 (Entered as : 06/23/08 23:29)
Reported: 6/24/2008 11:36:13 PM 23:36
Posted: 7/5/2008
Location: Bothell, WA
Duration: 15 Minutes
Black helicopter that circled residential neighborhood for 15 minutes with a repeated flash of white light.

Although not a UFO sighting, just something that I thought was strange that happened last night, that may be of interest.

At around 11:25 PM, I was lying in my bed ready to go to sleep and I started to notice a loud noise. I looked outside and saw flashing lights, and solid blue and red lights. The noise was obviously a helicopter and I confirmed this when I looked at it with binoculars. The helicopter was a pitch black color against the dark bluish/black sky.

The helicopter flashed white lights non-stop, repeatedly. It moved around in circles for about 15 minutes making less than 20 revolutions, over my neighborhood and the surrounding neighborhood. I'm guessing other people were looking out and wondering why a helicopter was flying about and making so much noise at this time of the night and especially in a huge area of land that is mostly residential zone (off of the Bothell Everett Highway/164th St). The helicopter finally flew away after 15 minutes towards the direction of where the Bothell Everett Highway would be.

Now, there is a FEMA/Army Reserve base near Bothell. My first thought was troops doing training exercises with helicopters. However, why over a residential area and why circle a specific area for ~15 minutes? What did the repeating flash of the white light mean? My next thought was the traffic or weatherman or something. The 11 o'clock news was almost finished though and in my opinion I don't think you could've seen I-5 or I-405 from where the helicopter was.

Probably nothing? Just thought it may be of interest.