February 10, 2006
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
cylindrical object, with 3-4 rows of extremely bright
spotlights around its perimeter and approximately 50 feet
in diameter, only about 500-1000 ft above the ground,
with a medium-density, white vapor trail underneath. It
was completely silent, and hovered for at least one minute....Seen
from a distance of approximately 750 feet.
A cylindrical object, with 3-4 rows of extremely bright
spotlights around its perimeter, only about 500-1000 ft
above the ground, with a medium-density, white vapor trail
underneath. It was completely silent, and hovered for
at least one minute....Seen from a distance of approximately
Time: Between 5:25 and 5:30 p.m.
No. of Witnesses: 1
Duration: Approxmately 1 minute
in shape -- possibly 50' in diameter -- 3 to 4 rows of
extremely bright spotlights around its perimeter -- strong
vapor trail underneath it (between it and the ground)
-- approximately 500-1000 feet above ground level -- hovering
without noise -- gone in minutes."
50 feet in diameter....as observed from a distance of
about 1000 feet. Height of object obscured by brightness
of lights on perimeter."
is in a large urban area (Seattle, WA), in the NE area
of the city. It was above a small park in this area. We
are relative close (approx. 2 miles) from Sandpoint Naval
Base, but it is not an active or major base."
Description and Details
sighting occured at approximately 5:55 p.m. [this has
been corrected to between 5:25 and 5:30 p.m.] on February
10, 2006. The object, which appeared to be cylindrical
in shape, hovered somewhere between 500 and 1,000 feet
above the ground, and for at least one minute. The lights
around its perimeter (which were very bright, even in
the pre-dusk light) obsured its height, and beneath it
was a medium density vapor trail. The trail contained
no darkness; it was completely white, as though it was
only water vapor (hydrogen fuel?). This was reported to
me by my spouse, who is as reliable a witness as anyone,
and who called me over to where she had been observing.
We went to investigate (perhaps 1-2 minutes after sighting)
and it was gone, including the vapor."
around today, I have spoken to others who saw this object
from a great distance (no one saw it as close as my spouse,
who was returning home after work, and since it was directly
over a park close to our home). Another person saw it
from a distance of about 1.8 miles SE of its location.
Another person saw a security/military helicopter hurrying
toward this location (from closer to downtown Seattle)
about 5 minutes after we saw the object. Therefore, I
can only guess that others saw it, reported it (probably
called 911), and it was immediately investigated by military
aircraft, who have a constant presence in our city in
recent years. The person I know who saw the military helicopter
hurrying in the direction of the object said that the
helicopter was black, was a very modern helicopter, and
was moving extremely quickly, as though it was rushing
somewhere or pursuing something."
INFORMATION FROM THE WITNESS, added on 2/14/2006:
know that the time of its occurance was not at 5:55 p.m.,
as I had [originally] reported. I talked to my wife about
it and we pinpointed it to between 5:25 and 5:30 p.m.
saw a neighbor on Saturday whose house is next to the
park (and almost directly under) where the object was
located. She and another friend were talking, but she
did not see the object, because she was in the house.
But her friend, who had been walking her dog with her
daughter at Warren Magnuson Park, saw an object in the
sky to the west of where she was (which is where we are
object was seen specifically above the Pinehurst Park
(that is located on 14th Ave NE between NE 120th and NE
123rd Streets) in N. Seattle."
wife had just gotten off the bus (after coming home from
work) and saw it hovering over the park, at what she estimates
as 500-1,000' above the ground."
could not see the top of the object, or how tall it was,
because at such a close distance, the bright lights around
the perimeter of the object obscured her vision. However,
she did say the lights were like a clear glass, not a
cloudy or colored glass, similar to spotlights."
the ground and the object was a strong vapor (like exhaust)
trail...which was white (even at that close distance)
and appeared to have no exhaust-like, carbon particles.
It looked like water vapor, which incidentally is the
product of burning hydrogen."
wife describes the object as being (from this distance)
round (cylindrical), but possibly like saucer-like (again,
she could not see the upper part), and appearing to be
anywhere from 40-60 feet in diameter. As for color, it
seemed to have been silvery-gray, but the lights were
the predominant feature for her at such a close distance."
saw my wife standing on the corner of 14th Ave NE and
NE 120th, looking up in the sky to her right (the north)
and I wondered what she was looking at, but I was in an
area surrounded by trees, so I couldn't see anything.
She came down the hill (about a minute) and told me about
it (another minute), and then I ran up the hill (possible
20 seconds) and it was gone. I did not look for remnants
of a vapor trail, nor did I see any."
sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or
know of nothing that can hover at that low height with
no noise. I know of no aircraft of that shape, or with
parallel rows of such powerful spotlights. I know of no
aircraft that would have a vapor trail between itself
and the ground, white, with absolutely no signs of carbon
spouse (the witness) is a tax accountant. I am a musician
and martial arts instructor, and an author."
on UFOs, before and after sighting
have never really denied nor believed in many of the sightings.
My spouse saw this object and she was asking me about
all the possible alternative explanations of its appearance
people have seen this.....see above....it appears as though
military/security (Homeland Security) aircraft may have
responded to this, but we have heard nothing."
Name: Eric Madis
Location: Seattle, WA, USA