Witnesses in Washington spooked by strange lights

Confusing to witnesses but possibly explainable.

Unexplained aircraft leave South Whidbey resident with questions – Whidbey News-Times.

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.

  5 comments for “Witnesses in Washington spooked by strange lights

  1. Yo
    March 22, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Sharon, please acknowledge, clearly, and without any sense of sarcasm, that you have misrepresented the position of the UFO witnesses by implication when you asked the question, “Why assume it is alien spacecraft?” This is CLEARLY a question that just about any GENUINELY reasonable person who CAREFULLY read the article would tell you is based on a false premise. The article CLEARLY states that the UFO witnesses do NOT believe that the UFOs were alien spacecrafts.

  2. March 22, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    What sort of response is this? (Try to be a little more tactful.) I provided the quote that connected it to “area 51”. Why is that assumed? Pop culture. And people believe the stories are true. Maybe its CLEAR to you that its not. But even though this is likely chinese lanterns, the witnesses did not perceive it this way, they perceived it as something more mysterious.

  3. Brian
    March 23, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    I was about to comment on the lack of video- But a follow up story mentioned it… Riiiight up to the “shaky, out of focus footage” part. Good grief. Can NO ONE take decent freaking UFO video?! I dont care if it’s alien, experimental, or a huge bird… Someone- somewhere *please* take some freaking clear, non hoaxed, clear shots of whatever is flying over!

    BTW- as for the experimental aircraft- I have seen plenty of those here (Orlando)- hobbyist stuff. In fact, I may start carrying my iFilm around and just take video of planes, and post how tos on Youtube. 😛

  4. Brian
    March 23, 2013 at 6:47 AM

    Please answer something for me- I read thru the follow up article at the bottom of the news page about the Maryville woman… Why was she terrified of whatever this thing was? I dont get it. I have seen one actual, factual thing that was *not* a plane (and no… no camera… *sigh*) and the reaction from both g/f and I was anything but terror… I was dancing like a fool, my g/f was looking up when the thing driving the craft turned on the cabin light (and yah- she described a thing with a pointed head) calmly looked up, and stated in a voice that would make Spock look like an emotional train wreck: “oh look. An alien.” I was *still* dancng around, and then realized- NO CAMERA. Crap!

    Did we freak? No. Terrified? Hardly. In fact, our reaction to it seems to be extremely not of the norm. We believe we’ve been taken, too. STILL- no terror, screaming, mental anguish, Nada. Hell- if that craft DID try to take us, I’d have probably tried to bum rush the airlock.
    We have even experienced abductee phenomenon…. other than being sore, disoriented, and the like- still no panic, fear, terror, mental anguish- nothing. A tad bemused, a little confused- and in one case, I even had what was akin to jet lag- But not once have we clung to each other, crying like infants!

    You can disagree with what we saw. This isnt “We saw a real craft” This is the differences in reactions. Why are people so fearful when they encounter stuff like this? Then again… why is our reaction so opposite… Fear of the unknown? Lack of intelligence? Diet? Something in the water? The fact we do read and watch sci fi, and we’re not exactly going to be running from everything that pops into existence? I am curious beyond belief, and a little disturbed at how people react at times.

    I’ll be honest: the human race scares the skittles out of me far more than anything landing in front of me from outer space!

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