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‘Washington Sightings’

1930: Mile Wide UFO Encountered in Washington

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: 1930? Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Glenwood, Washington Urban or Rural: – No. of Entity(‘s): Entity Type: Entity Description: Hynek Classification: Duration: No. of Object(s): 4 Height & Speed: Size of Object(s): a mile long and a half mile wide Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: ten to twelve Source: SOURCE Full Report From Paul Jefferies 6-27-1 (My thanks to Paul for sharing this story. -JR) When I was younger my Grandfather told me a story about an object that would play havoc with some of the local ranchers. In the early to mid-thirties, a growing number of local ranchers had to run for there lives because of the flying objects that would chase them.… Read More

1947: Kenneth Arnold Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: June 24, 1947 Sighting Time: 3:00 PM Day/Night: Night Location: Near Mt. Rainier, Washington Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: DD Duration: No. of Object(s):  Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Source: Loy Lawhon, About.com Original Source Summary: The modern phenomenon of UFOs and “flying saucers” began in Washington state on June 24, 1947, when Kenneth Arnold spotted nine mysterious, high-speed objects “flying like a saucer would” along the crest of the Cascade Range near Mount Rainier. His report made international headlines and triggered hundreds of similar accounts of “flying saucers” locally and across the nation. Full Report Kenneth Arnold showing an illustration of one of the nine… Read More

1947: Maury Island Incident

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: June 21 1947 Sighting Time: Day/Night: Location: Maury Island (which is now a peninsula of Vashon Island, in Puget Sound, near Tacoma, Washington Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: Duration: No. of Object(s):  four, five or six Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): doughnut-shaped Color of Object(s): blue sky through the holes in the center of the discs, and that there appeared to be port holes lining the inside of the ring Number of Witnesses: Source: Summary/Description: Full Report The incident took place shortly after June 21, 1947. On that date, seaman Harold A. Dahl, out scavenging for drifting logs, claimed to have seen six UFOs near Maury Island (which is… Read More

1947: Metal Found in ‘Disc’ Probe Reported On Plane – Article

Which Carried Army Intelligence Men To Death Idaho Daily Statesmen August 3, 1947 By Dave Johnson Note – Dave Johnson, the author of the foregoing article was the “aviation editor” for the Statesman, as well as one of the first people to see a UFO shortly after Kenneth Arnold‘s sighting. In fact, due to his association with Arnold and having “covered” that “news breaking event,” he was on assignment to find a flying disc when after 3 days of an aerial search paid off. He witnessed for 45 seconds a circular object dart about in front of a cloud bank. Six pieces of metal or lava obtained for investigation in connection with the flying disc mystery were being carried… Read More

1952: Mount Spokane, Washington Sighting

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: 1952 Sighting Time: Day/Night: daytime Location: Mount Spokane Washington Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III)  Duration: No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): domed disc shaped object with windows Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: 1 Special Characteristics: three men wearing shiny silvery coveralls Source: UFONS # 220 Summary/Description: The witness had been skidding with a horse when he saw a domed disc shaped object with windows land on some brush nearby on three metallic legs. A strong rush of wind accompanied the object. A long ramp descended from the object and three men wearing shiny silvery coveralls emerged. The men looked very human and… Read More

1952: Point Defiance Park Washington Abduction?

THINK ABOUTIT ABDUCTION REPORT Date: July 1952 Sighting Time: 2100 Day/Night: Night Location: Point Defiance Park Washington Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE-III (Close Encounter III) Duration: 2 Hours No. of Object(s):  1 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): yellowish white light Number of Witnesses: 1 Special Characteristics: many small beings Source: Nick H Edwards, Cuforn Bulletin Nov/Dec 1988 Summary/Description: The 9-year old witness saw a yellowish white light in the sky moving back & forth. The witness could remember seeing many small beings that seemed to be talking in an unknown language. He felt like he was in a white room and sitting on a stool. He remembers arriving home at 2300. No… Read More

1952: Technician watches UFO near Larson AFB

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: December 22, 1952 Sighting Time: 1930 (7:30) Day/Night: Night Location: Larson AFB, Moses Lake, Washington Urban or Rural: – Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Duration: 15 minutes No. of Object(s):  Single Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Disc Color of Object(s): white Number of Witnesses: Single Source: U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book Special Report #14 (Battelle Institute Study), 1955 Summary/Description: An instrument technician, while driving from a large city toward an Air Force base on December 22, 1952, saw an object from his car at 1930 hours. It suddenly moved up toward the zenith in spurts from right to left at an angle of about 45°. It then moved off in level… Read More

1977: Family sees UFO hovering over Camas, WA

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: December 24, 1977 Sighting Time: 7:30 PM Day/Night: Night Location: Camas, Washington Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: ND Duration: No. of Object(s):  Single Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): saucer Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Camas Post-Record (Camas, WA), Jan. 25, 1978 Summary: Barbara Siewell of Springfield, OR and her family witnessed a UFO hovering over Camas, WA on Christmas Eve, 1977. Two other adult witnesses reported seeing the same thing on the same date, also in Camas, WA. Full Report “She saw it, too! UFO hovering over Camas” Remember the story in the Jan. 1st POST about the two adult witnesses who saw something they felt… Read More

1977: Youth reports UFOs with ‘greenish creatures’

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: January 19, 1977 Sighting Time: 6:30 a.m. Day/Night: Morning Location: Harrah, Washington Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: CE3 Duration: No. of Object(s):  two Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Color of Object(s): steely Number of Witnesses: 1 Source: Toppenish Review (Toppenish, WA), Jan. 26, 1977 Summary: Nine-year-old Jose Cantu of Harrah woke his mother up at about 6:30 a.m. asking her to explain the little “man” he saw outside. According to the boy, he had seen two greenish creatures about three feet tall, who rotated on a base instead of having feet, and two “steely” crafts in which 2 other creatures were sitting. Full Report Jose’s drawing of creature he… Read More

1979: An Unidentified Anniversary – Elk River UFO Crash?

THINK ABOUTIT CRASH REPORT Date: Nov. 25, 1979 Sighting Time: 11:00 p.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Elk River, Washington, United States Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light)  Duration: n/a No. of Object(s): 1+ Multiple Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): Round Color of Object(s): Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: The Daily World Summary: The first hint that something unusual had occurred in the skies over Grays Harbor on Sunday, Nov. 25, 1979, came in to the sheriff’s office around 11 p.m. On the line was a Westport man reporting that a low-flying object with a fiery glow had just exploded in the vicinity of the Elk River mudflats. Other reports soon followed. One Aberdeen resident who was… Read More

1990: Port Angeles, Washington

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: September, 1990 Sighting Time: 11:30 p.m. Day/Night: Night Location: Port Angeles, Washington Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light)  Duration: at least twenty minutes No. of Object(s): 1 Size of Object(s): 100+ feet across Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): triangular Color of Object(s): black and white lights Number of Witnesses: 2 Source: MUFON Summary: Silent craft gliding slowly overhead with alternating white lights that appeared to be situated at three corners of a triangle-shaped ship with one possible light in the middle of the craft that was brighter and able to rotate around. It was as dark, clear, calm evening and my husband and I were in our hot tub in our… Read More

1993: Close-up Sighting Of A Black Triangle UFO

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTINGS REPORT Date: November, 1993 Location: Seattle, Washington Hynek Classification: ND Duration: Shape of Object(s): Triangle Number of Witnesses: Multiple Source: Gary Val Tenuta / Rense.com Source Summary: “Craning my neck to see the craft as it passed slowly directly over my head at an estimated altitude of less than 500 feet, I could see it was a gigantic black triangle. There is no other way to describe it because that’s precisely what it was; a huge, black, triangle.” Full Report By Gary Val Tenuta 9-3-04 The following is a true and accurate account of my sighting in Seattle Washington which occurred in 1993. I believe it was in the month of November. It was a Sunday… Read More

1994: Delta Shaped Craft over LaCrosse

THINK ABOUTIT SIGHTING REPORT Date: December 29, 1994 Sighting Time: 2145 Day/Night: Night Location: La Crosse, WA Urban or Rural: Rural Hynek Classification: NL (Nocturnal Light) Point or extended luminous source observed at night. Duration: No. of Object(s):  3 Size of Object(s): Distance to Object(s): Shape of Object(s): delta Color of Object(s): coal black Number of Witnesses: 7 Source: Summary/Description: At approximately 2145 hours on Thursday night, December 29, 1994, a mother (with her six children) was driving north on the Zaring Cut-Off Road in southeastern Washington State, just 5 miles north of the Snake River. Several of her children suddenly started shouting, and called the mother’s attention to three extraordinarily bright lights above a recently harvested wheat field off… Read More