Tacoma, Washington UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 85464
Date of the Sighting 2017-07-27 22:00
Date Submitted 2017-07-29 15:52 (Reported 1 Day Later)
Time Zone America/Los Angeles
Source MUFON
Summary Light traveled slowly, was brighter than observed aircraft. no nav lights. observed 3 nights consecutive at 10pm 7/25-7/27
Tags lights

Sighting Location

City Tacoma
Region Washington
Coutntry United States
Postal Code 98408
Latitude 47.20095
Longitude -122.42625
The latitude and longitude presented here is an approximation to protect the reporters identity

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Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance Unknown
Alititude Over 500 Feet (no cloudcover)
Sighting Duration 00:08:00
Object Features Unknown
Object Flight Path Straight-line path
Object Shape Star-like

Weather Details

Max Temp 69°F / 21°C
Mean Temp 62°F / 17°C
Min Temp 54°F / 12°C
Max Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Mean Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Min Visibility 10 Miles / 16 Kilometers
Conditions No Abnormal Weather Conditions

Sighting Statistics

• There have been 1842 other sightings in Washington
• There have been 49 other sightings in Tacoma
• There have been 3 other sightings in the postal code 98408
• There have been 286 other sightings near Tacoma
• There were no other sightings in or near Tacoma on 2017-07-27

Sighting Details

7/25 ~10pm: in my yard looking at stars. noticed a very bright light move from wsw to ese. observed with binoculars, but could not see a shape or navigation lights. object was brighter and moved slower than other aircraft observed.

7/26 ~10pm: same place. observed object matching description above. observed with binoculars with same results as above.

7/27 ~10pm: waited for object to appear. it passed over at roughly the same time as the other observed objects, but on a slightly more northerly track. again observed with binoculars, but could not see nav lights or the shape of the object.

7/28 9:45 10:15pm: waited for object, but it did not appear. my house is near an afb and flight paths to/from a large airport. i am used to seeing and observing aircraft flying at night. i have also observed what i took to be satellites and very high flying aircraft. this object was unusual in that it was roughly the brightness of venus, (which was not visible). it moved slower than aircraft and satellites that i’ve seen. it seemed to large and bright to be a satellite, and did not display navigation or other lights which i expect to see on aircraft. i expect that this is an aircraft of some kind, but the anomalies in its appearance have bothered me enough to try to find out what it was. can you help me? are there other resources that could help me identify it? thank you for your consideration.

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