Last weekend, on Saturday night, I was camping with my son and two buddies, Bob and Mike, near the top of the Stevens Pass Ski Resort, where there are few small lakes, called the Grace Lakes.
Shortly after dark, I looked up and noticed what I first thought was a satellite passing over. It was a crystal clear night, where one could see the Milky Way and various other stars normally not visible at lower altitudes. Suddenly, the “satellite” began zigzagging and changing speeds! I pointed it out to the other guys, who agreed with me that it was not behaving like a satellite (both of them work at Boeing and are familiar with all kinds of aircraft).
We watched the craft for a couple of minutes until it passed into the northern sky, disappearing at a point that I thought might be roughly above the Jim Creek Naval Radio Station (near Verlot, WA, east of Granite Falls on the Mountain Loop Highway).
I had actually wanted to camp near Jim Creek, just to see what all goes on there, but Bob had talked me out of it, since the Grace Lakes had fish we could catch. Bob estimated that the object had been traveling at about 80,000 feet, but that is just a guess (if the object were small, it might have been lower than that). We talked excitedly about our first bonafide UFO sighting for a few minutes, then decided to go to bed.
As the other guys were settling down in their tents, I looked back to where the UFO had disappeared, and noticed that it had reappeared! Except this time, it was much brighter, showing up better than any other stars in the sky. It seemed to be sending bright shards of light downward and out to the sides. It also seemed, to the naked eye, to be made up of bluish green, red, and white revolving lights. Bob noted that while the colors seemed similar to typical aeronautical winglight colors, they weren’t exactly the same, and the pulsations were different.
Plus, there was no sound like an aircraft would make. A plane actually passed over us not long after the “satellite,” so it was easy to make the comparison and see that a plane made noise we could hear. In my view, the craft seemed to be moving back towards us, and so I began to get “antsy.” We made jokes about getting our rifles out to take care of any “greys” or Bigfoots that might come into camp. But the craft stopped, and it began hovering at a spot over the North Cascades. Bob thought it might be as far north as the Canadian border, but Mike and I thought it might be closer. I again thought of the Jim Creek facility – that the object might be surveilling the areas around the station.
Moving swiftly, I got my Canon 14mb digital camera out, and went to the crook of a tree I had found earlier in the day, which I had used to get some lowlight, dusk photos of the lake we were camped at. The position was perfectly stable, the equivalent of a tripod. I shot a series of photos of the object, until the battery ran out. Looking at the photos, one can see that it was changing shape, going from a single sphere to a string of revolving lights. The object(s) look very similar to things that have been photographed in recent years in Norway, where they have a 24-hr. “UFO camera” set up.
While one would expect some high strangeness to accompany such a sighting, like an encounter with creature entities or Men in Black, that did not happen. The object merely stayed in the same spot for the next couple of hours, occasionally moving slightly. Later on, it actually seemed to be mimicking the positioning of the stars around it, as if to better hide itself.
If this was the same craft that passed over us, one wonders why it would draw attention to itself by zigzagging, but then try to camouflage itself later on. It could have been a “natural” UFO – an intelligent set of orbs – but it may also have been something set up to protect the areas around the Naval station at night. One thing is for sure… If the government wanted to know what these are, all they would have to do is send a plane up there to look at it.
You would think something would have been scrambled to do just this, given that the object was close to a secure military facility. Obviously, the government already knows what these things are, yet doesn’t want us to know! Note in the last photo below that the craft seemed to change into the shape of a birdman. Could this have been the latest sighting of Mothman?