The incident occurred at 1:42 p.m. on July 22, 2018.
“Didn't see the object in the photo until I went to crop and color correct it after a number of days,” the witness stated. “At the time, I was facing into the sun and had to cover up the top of the camera to prevent lens flare. I don't recall any planes or helicopters in the area at the time, but it was hot and windy with many cars on the road, so I didn't linger and quickly took the photo and moved on. I don't live in the area, so not certain if that area has any regular commercial air traffic. Either way, it was very interesting to find it in the photo.”
Washington MUFON Chief Investigator Daniel Nims closed this case as an Unknown Aerial Vehicle.