A Washington witness at Ellensburg reported watching an object the size of an “aircraft carrier” moving slowly under 1,000 feet with an unusual lighting configuration, according to testimony in Case 89498 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The reporting witness heard his dog barking “insistently” at 8:45 p.m. on January 9, 2018, just outside a northeast bedroom window.
“My wife and I both heard a deep, low, muffled, pulsing sound that grew louder within several seconds,” the witness stated. “My wife went out the northeast bedroom door and I went out the south door. The sound we then heard was very loud and sounded like an electric turbine, similar to a hydroelectric turbine, but pulsating.”
The witness looked directly up into the sky.
“Saw a very large object moving slowly from the northeast corner or our house towards the southwest. The object appeared to be about 500 to 1,000 feet above the ground. There were two lights and one pulsating red light on both the fore and aft ends of the object.”
The witness said the weather that night was a bit overcast, but with some stars visible between the two sets of lights.
“The object blocked out any view of the stars or light reflected back off the low cloud ceiling. The outline of the object was vague and hard to discern, but you could clearly see a physical object extending between the sets of lights.”
The witness first thought that the object was two aircraft moving in perfect tandem configuration.
“However, the rear set of lights was directly behind the first and moving in perfect harmony at a slow but steady speed. And much too slow for the objects to be aircraft. I could clearly see some physical object between the two.”
The witnesses’ wife joined him and they both observed the object moving slowly towards the southwest.
“The pulsating sound was very loud and muffled, but we could almost feel the energy as it receded as the object moved over the hills to the southwest about two miles away. Our elevation is 1,300 feet and the nearby hills are at 1,800 feet and I got the sense that the object was only 500 to 1,000 feet above us. I held both hands out pointed at the front and back and my arms were at a 90-degree angle, which gave me a sense of the size. There is a major highway climbing the grade and we are able to see the lights of vehicles as they ascend and descend the grade. However, no lights were visible as the object passed over the highway.”
The witnesses continued to watch the object as it moved away.