posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 07:15 PM
Well, in all honesty, there are any number of options on what it could have been, or what it was doing there, here's a few suggestions as to what it
may have been, and why.
1 - It was, in fact, a predator drone. Honestly, don't be worried about it, being so near to the AFB, they have to fly the things sometime to make
sure they're still fully working and operational, that being said, typically, you wouldn't see them. The predator in it's glory is designed to fly
at extremely high altitude and primarily used as an observation device. Nothing really harmful here.
2 - With the increasing number(and popularity) of the UAV predator style drones what with the media and movies and the like, there are a various
number of Civilian market UAV clones that are large in size, I'm unsure as to the 'landing gear' however they also are equipped with a small
camera, much like an Actual UAV, I'm not entirely sure how close you were to the military outposts at this time, but they're strictly forbidden
anywhere NEAR military airspace, but it's a potential option.
3 - Third, and I suppose the most 'conspiracy' like, would be that having lived in Washington state, there is a fair deal of suspicious
'government' activity in the area, what with white SUV's and no license plates and tinted windows and the like. It's possible that it was either
one of these 'organizations' UAVs, or it may have been one of the many testing aerial UAV's meant to be put into production by the U.S. Airforce
in the near future. Limited, but not to exclude, UAV Bomber, UAV Fighter plane, UAV Recon plane. Though the way you're describing it, it sounds like
a UAV, as it's too big to be a Raven.
Source - Active U.S. Army Recon Scout / Constant interaction with aerial surveillance assets.