Published: 4:58 PM 3/24/2014
South Bend, Washington - 03-01-14
Shape: Light - Duration: 2 minutes - Unusual lights seen over a swamp south of South Bend, WA.
This occurred on March 1st, 2014, in Washington State. Iím not sure what I saw but considering the details which I will provide here, I am having a hard time coming up with a ďgoodĒ explanation.
I live in a small town along the Washington coast just west of the city of Aberdeen. On March 1st I was driving to my friends home in the town of Long Beach, Washington, which is south of where I live.
I was driving south on Hwy 101, not too far south of the town of South Bend. I had Willapa Bay out my right side window and a swampy area that drains into the bay on my left side.
Iím not sure of the time but I did back tracking and I think it was about 8 pm. I was at the location described and I noticed there were lights off to my left. Either they were really small, or some distance away-I canít be sure because it was dark. I noticed I think 4 lights that from what I can tell were motionless, but I canít be sure because my truck was moving-but they appeared that way anyway.
What caught my attention a lot was that they were directly at my 9:00 Oíclock position-not up in the sky. They changed colors constantly. I remember seeing red, blue, orange and maybe green but Iím not sure about that last one.
When I realized they were not up in the air but either on top of, or just over the swampy area, I slowed my truck down considerably (just creeping along) because I wanted to see if anything was making a sound out there but all I could hear was a lot of frogs.
I got some video on my phone/camera (not really good video-quite short) and as soon as I stopped the truck they began moving very fast, they seemed to move to the north of me quite fast.
And one of them just blinked out.
I have no idea what I saw and really donít plan on telling too many people. I made that mistake already and people think Iím a goon. I learned my lesson with that.
The weather at that time was overcast (I couldnít really see any stars or the moon), it was a wet weekend and there had been lots of rain coming and going but was not raining at that time.
I have lived in various places along the south Washington State coast all my 64 years. I know all the towns and all the roads. The traffic was light at the time this happened. I am not aware if there has been anything like this reported in this area; I know thereís plenty of stories of weird sea creatures washing up on the ocean beaches. But thatís about it.