Confusing to witnesses but possibly explainable.
Unidentified flying objects over South Whidbey last weekend have left a Bush Point couple baffled and scared.
A series of mysterious orange lights appeared in the sky over Dick and Carol Johnson’s home Saturday evening. While they are used to seeing all kinds of marine and air traffic from their picture windows overlooking Admiralty Inlet, the couple admits this has left them scratching their heads.
“We’ve seen a lot of stuff, but this was the weirdest thing we’ve ever seen,” said Dick Johnson, a retired civil engineer.
The witnesses report a steady, orange light hovering over Marrowstone Island 8:30 on Saturday night. Additional lights appeared and moved across Puget Sound. Dick Johnson says he saw more over Whidbey Island and then two lights flew towards them, one over their house. It made no sound.
“The first thing I thought was Area 51 moved to Whidbey Island,” he said. This was a bit disturbing. Why assume it is alien spacecraft? They checked the various military locations. No results. It’s just unknown. Or, a known. Chinese lanterns? Sounds like it. Consider the time as well.