Subject: UFOSNMW REPORT FORM Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2000 04:23:28 +0000 From: unknown@unknown (unknown) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Name: Craig Johnson Location: Seattle Washington, USA Date_of_Sighting: August 14 & 15 1999 Time_of_Sighting: 11:45am-12:15pm Sighting: I was watching the Blue Angels above Seattle on both Saturday and Sunday (August 14/15) from Victor Steinbrueck Parkin downtown Seattle. On their Sunday appearance, I looked south and saw a long, skinny cigar-shaped object float towards a cumulus cloud and vanish inside. I waited 45 minutes for it to come out the other side, but it didn't. The object appeared to be 1-2 miles away. It was dark grey on the bottom and lighter grey on the top. It looked like a skinny cigar or a fat cigarette; not anything like any Goodyear or Budweiser blimp I've ever seen. (Neither was in town that I was aware of). No gondola or engines were visible, nor were any tail fins. It looked to be about 75 to 100 feet in length, and 10 to 15 feet tall. I had taken pictures of the Blue Angels, but had run out of film well before this object was seen. I got my film back a couple of months ago; only tonight while examining the pictures I saw two photos with unidentified objects in them! One of them showed four Angels flying in diamond formation; and on the starboard wingtip of the trailing jet a bright white "fireball" seems to be floating or possibly even attached. The sky was cloudy that day, so a sunlight reflection is completely out of the question. A second photo taken the previous day shows six jets in a chevron formation (in bright sunlight); and well away from them a silvery, possibly saucer-shaped UFO is evident in the picture. I saw neither of these through the viewfinder or afterwards - it wasn't until I examined the pictures did I notice these. Is it possible the photographed objects were related to the much larger ship? In all instances, the airspace where the UFOs were seen was completely closed to commercial and private traffic; all planes except the Blue Angels were diverted well west of their normal flight paths and could be seen going far out of their normal corridors on final. All of the UFOs appeared in the closed airspace. I will attempt to e-mail you the photos taken from the Kodak CD-ROM that came backwith my film. The "fireball" UFO photo is cropped to only show the planes & fireball; since the rest of it is just the cloud deck (ie. no reference points available othr than the aircraft); the other one will be sent untouched and whole. I can send the fireball picture whole later, if you need it. Subject: UFOs and Blue Angels Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 20:41:24 -0800 From: CRAIG JOHNSON To: email@example.com Dear Sirs, I just sent a UFO Report using your online form, and these are the photos I said I'd get to you.
This picture was shot as the Blue Angels were almost directly overhead. The remainder of the picture which was cropped away only shows the cloud deck - if you still want the uncropped, untouched version let me know and I'll send it. Note the "fireball" like thing on or just under the trailing plane's starboard wingtip. None of the planes were using their smoke generators at this time, besides the smoke comes from the plane's fuselage, not their wingtips.
Look at the light above the formation of jets. When enlarged, it appears to be a silvery-colored craft of some kind. This photo is unretouched (not cropped) and was taken directly off the Kodak photo CD-ROM that came back with the film. I don't know if these were associated with the much larger craft I saw (and reported in the same form) or not. I didn't realise I had photographed anything odd until I was going through the Kodak CD-ROM tonight looking for another picture on it. And these showed up, clear as day. None of the other pictures of Blue Angels I took from the same roll showed any unusual lights or anything else. The picture below (the big one) was taken on August 14th; the one on top on August 15th (the day I saw the large, cigar-shaped UFO during their performance).
Regards, Craig Johnson