Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
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."
Gary Val Tenuta/Rense.com
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Gary Val Tenuta
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.
was a Sunday night about 9:30. I often had occasion to
be driving north about that time of evening on Sundays
and I usually took the I-5 freeway. This time, however,
I knew the freeway, northbound, was jammed up due to an
accident. So I took an alternate route which eventually
led me to what I think was East Marginal Way, right next
to the main Boeing Aircraft facility in Seattle.
I was traveling, northbound, I noticed three red lights
low in the sky ahead of me and to my right. They were
moving in unison, very slowly across my field of vision
from east to west. At first, I thought they must be the
lights of a low flying plane, perhaps about to land. Then
I thought, no, they must be helicopters because a plane,
even if it was landing, wouldn't be moving that slowly.
The trouble was, I couldn't actually see the craft or
crafts that the lights were attached to. They were, maybe,
a half mile ahead of me, about 30 degrees to my right.
Normally, I wouldn't have paid much attention to this
because I'd been making that Sunday night drive past Boeing
(although via the freeway) for twelve years. This is also
not too far from the Sea-Tac Airport.
all that time, I'd seen plenty of airplanes and helicopters
flying low in this area. But something was different,
this time. It took me a minute to realize what it was.
It was the fact that the lights weren't blinking. I thought
that was odd. It seemed to me every airplane or helicopter
I've ever seen flying at night had blinking lights. I
squinted my eyes as I drove toward the lights, trying
to see just what I was actually looking at. Although I
was now only about two blocks away from being directly
under the flight path of these lights, I still could not
make out what they were attached to. However, from their
slow, steady movement, in unison, I was pretty sure all
three of them were attached to a single object rather
than being independent of each other. By the time I was
directly in line with their flight path, they were about
to enter the airspace above Boeing Field to my immediate
left. At this point, I was convinced it was a single,
low-flying craft of some kind and I knew there was something
very odd here. I pulled my car off to the side of the
road and rolled down the window to get a better look.
But the craft was now directly overhead so I had to get
out of the car to see it.
opened the car door and stepped out. Craning my neck to
see the craft as it passed slowly directly over my head
at an estimated altitude of less than 500 feet (Note:
at the actual time of the sighting, my impression was
that the craft was perhaps only about 150 feet above me),
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; not just "sort of"
triangular-shaped, like one of those stealth jets I'd
seen photos of. It was just one big, three-sided, cookie-cutter-straight-edged,
black, geometric shape; a triangle with one large, round
unblinking red light at each of its three corners, flat
up against the underside of the craft. There was a high,
gray cloud cover, that evening, subtly lit by the Seattle
city lights in the distance. I could clearly and unobstructedly
see the object like a huge, dense black silhouette against
this gray ceiling.
stood there almost not believing what I knew I was seeing.
I actually said to myself, "Ok. What, exactly, are
you seeing? You're going to want to remember every detail
of this! Just the facts, now. What, exactly, do you see?"
I made a mental inventory. "Black triangle. Red light
on each corner, flat up against the underside of the craft.
They don't blink. ...(Note: at this point, it has proceeded
on past me and was now over Boeing field) ...It looks
like it's about seventy-five to a hundred feet above one
of the main Boeing hangars. It's moving very slowly. Maybe
five miles per hour. It's heading west. It appears to
be about the size of a football field."
I realized, as I stood there in the dark on this quiet
empty street, the object didn't make a sound! Maybe more
than anything else, that's what made the whole thing so
eerie. Something that huge, that close, moving through
the air at a snail's pace should be making some kind of
a sound. A hum. A rumble. Anything. But, no. It just moved
across the sky like something out of a Steven Spielberg
movie with the volume turned off. I looked up and down
the street to see if anyone else was witnessing this silent
event, but the street was dark and empty in both directions.
It occurred to me, however, that the thing had just passed
directly over hundreds of cars on the freeway which was
only a few miles east of where I was standing. I looked
up again at the mysterious craft now blending into the
dark horizon. I watched it until I couldn't see it anymore
and then it was over.
got back into my car and closed the door. The window was
still open and I took another look. Nothing was there
but the gray night sky, softly aglow from the distant
city lights. It was as if nothing had happened. All the
way home I just kept asking myself, "What the hell
was that?" I'm still wondering."
weekend following my sighting (referenced above), I told
my ex-wife about it. We're on good terms and I was either
picking up my son for a weekend visit or returning him.
I can't recall which. In any case, her response to what
I told her was rather shocking but it may be significant
to note that she has no interest in the UFO phenomenon
and is not prone to making up such stories "off the
works as a cocktail waitress and has conversations with
many people during the course of her work. She told me
that one of her customers, a Boeing employee, told her
that there was an underground manufacturing facility located
somewhere on the Boeing property where they were building
a huge, triangular craft. Supposedly, this was a "secret"
underground facility that no one was really supposed to
know about. I asked her what else he told her but, having
no real interest in such things and being very busy that
evening, she didn't bother to ask any questions or in
any way follow up on the conversation. As I recall, she
didn't know who this fellow was as he was apparently not
one of the "regulars".
don't know if this story has any merit or not, but I did
find it very curious, especially coming from her and especially
since I did see the craft cruise slowly, directly over
the Boeing manufacturing plant. Also of interest is the
fact that Boeing made big news in 2002 when a story hit
the press that they were experimenting with anti-gravity
propulsion. Later, however, they denied it. I recall,
however, that some researcher (I think it may have been
Bill Hamilton) actually saw a 45-page document from Boeing
pertaining to the anti-gravity research. It occurred to
me at the time of the sighting that the craft seemed much
too big to be able to cruise that slowly without just
falling to the ground. In fact, it's more accurately descriptive
to say it was "floating" rather than flying.
any case, as I said, my ex-wife not only has no interest
in such matters. She's also not one to come up with such
imaginative tales on the spur of the moment. She was quite
serious when she related this incident to me. Again, this
was back in November of 1993.
just what did I see? Was it an alien craft? A secret military
craft? I don't know. We'll just have to file it into the
"Gray Basket" as Stanton Friedman is fond of