Residents see saucer shape in sky over Vancouver, Wash.
"It was the weirdest thing I've ever seen," said Vancouver resident Gary Moore.
Moore and another resident, Kathy Plamondon, contacted The Columbian newspaper to report the alleged unidentified flying object. They said it didn't
resemble the planes they typically see flying out of Pearson Field.
Dispatchers with 911 on Monday confirmed at least one report of an object sighting in east Vancouver but referred the call on to the National UFO
Reporting Center in Seattle.
Doesnt seem to have any rivet or mounting holes ,could be a magnetic panel for holding nuts and bolts ,maybe left on the wing of a plane.further
testing should reveal its properties but any anomalies will be hidden from the public and a mundane explanation given.
It also appears to have what look like either scuffmarks directly on the metal or streaking from being wiped down with something.
Oddly, the reverse side is white and appears very smooth and clean.
If you look at the image of the white side in the OP's link, you can see something at the top left corner that appears to be rippling on either the
metal itself (possibly from impacting the roof) or rippling of a material that covers the metal (like a sheet of plastic or something).
You would think if it came from an aircraft it would be slightly bowed or otherwise bent to adhere to the frame (such as on the fuselage, nose or
wing). But it is completely flat.
Also, there aren't any holes on the metal or evidence it was attached to anything else other than the small line along the bottom of the shiny side.
Thus, it couldn't be part of an airplane because it was never attached to anything.
If one side was adhered to a surface of some kind and it eventualy fell off you would expect to see some evidence of an adhesive or residue of some
kind to tell us which side was adhered and which wasn't. But there isn't any evidence that suggests it was adhered, riveted or bolted to anything
to begin with.
If this thing really did just fall out of the sky, that's pretty bizarre. What most likely happened is someone tossed it up on their roof.
If they do get it analyzed somehow it would be smart to go with a private company. That way even if the thing disappears they would have some
leverage for legal action. If the thing really is "otherworldly" or has strange properties of some kind a metallurgic analysis would be able to
tell. They just have to be careful as to who conducts the testing.
Some UFO cases involve material evidence that can be tested to determine properties and composition but in some cases the answers are stranger than
This particular video clip (BELOW) is from the show "UFO Hunters" on History Channel. This is what ufologists refer to as "The Bob White Case".
The material evidence in this case is a strange, conically shaped metal that the witness saw "fall off" of the UFO just before it blinked out. The
metal's composition turned out to be a bizarre aluminum alloy that experts say can only form in zero gravity environments (like outer space). But
the metal ended up having some bizarre electromagnetic properties too. This one came to mind while I was reading the OP's post.
Scientists still have no idea how thing could've been formed with this composition and in this particular crystalline shape. They call it an
aluminum alloy of "unknown origin".
Isn't that pretty much a standard sized steel mirror? I know it is not this one, but still take a look. It could have been a framed one with the
frame removed. And Tempered masonite backing... Isn't that white?
The only thing i can think of is some one left/put it in the wheel well of a aircraft.
Maybe with the idea that it would fall out when the landing gear went down for landing.
Its not a aircraft part but might be just junk found at a airport that some used.
Maybe something one of the maintenance crew was using for a mirror to see something in the wheel well or to shine sunlight into the wheel well.
They may have laid it down in the wheel well and forgot it.
I have seen strange things like barbed wire put on the tail hook of a navy fighter jet as a joke.
The rest of the pilots kidded the pilot of the fighter jet for low flying.
Well I think its a little misleading that the picture shows a goldish hue on the metal but the article clearly states
"The "it" was a thin panel of metal, nearly square with straight edges, about 23 by 18 inches. It was shiny black on one side, shiny white on the
Black or white, nowhere does it say mirrored surface and for you unfamilier with Paine Field, Thats where Boeing is located, well one plant anyway. I
was leaning towards a UAV myself.
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