FeaturedUFO NewsUFO Sighting Reports

Triangle UFO made rapid descent off Mount Baker

A Washington witness at Deming reported watching a triangle UFO moving down the side of Mount Baker in a rapid motion with bright lights, according to testimony in Case 78088 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness first noticed bright lights over the top of Mount Baker, pictured. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
The witness first noticed bright lights over the top of Mount Baker, pictured. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The witness was outside cooling off at 9:45 p.m. on July 27, 2016, when lights in the distance caught his eye.

“My eyes caught a light coming over the top of Mount Baker traveling to the west I thought,” the witness stated. “Then it changed direction and started coming down the side of the mountain very, very rapidly. Several thousands of feet per minute I think.”

The witness watched the object as it moved downward.

“It leveled off and headed toward Bellingham Bay to the southwest. As it leveled out I could see that it was a triangle with bright lights and maybe red-orange lights on the sides.”

The case was investigated by Washington State Section Director Timothy Ward and closed as an Unknown.

The object began a rapid descent down the side of Mount Baker, pictured. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
The object began a rapid descent down the side of Mount Baker, pictured. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Ward noted in his report that the weather was 68F, Dew point 60F, Winds 4 mph out of the south.

“The witness stated after the sighting he walked down to a neighbors to see if they saw anything,” Ward stated. “A neighbor two houses down said he did see something, but wasn’t sure what it was, but said he saw the same object, but didn’t see the triangle shape, but did see a light leaving to the southwest.”

Ward concluded the case.

“I will be concluding this as a UAV because of the triangle shape and rapid descend before changing direction. No known aircraft except a F-117 could do this and none known to fly in this area or this way.  No noise was heard and witness stated that it was bigger than a drone.”

The witness could make out the triangle shape. Pictured: Deming, WA, looking toward Mount Baker. (Credit: Google)
The witness could make out the triangle shape. Pictured: Deming, WA, looking toward Mount Baker. (Credit: Google)

Deming is in Whatcom County, Washington, population 353. Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

Related Articles


  1. Not All UFO Sightings Are ET Related Events – Triangles and Hudson Valley Sightings

    I believe that intelligent extraterrestrial life exists and has likely visited earth. But as we all know, not all UFO sightings are ET related. In fact, most are misidentifications of common objects and natural events. Case in point, the Hudson Valley Sightings and the notorious “flying triangles”. With all due respect to those conscientious investigators and researchers who have diligently worked so hard to solve that enigma, I have to report that neither of those events is ET related.

    I had the privilege of working for many years with a former US Air Force officer and aeronautical engineer who revealed to me that he worked on a secret project responsible for those sightings. He has shared with me the original engineering diagrams and project plans. The newer ones are still classified. I know that the legions of passionate believers and investigators will cry foul and present volumes of anecdotal and circumstantial evidence to support their argument that ETs were and are responsible for these events. I can say that I was involved in the original investigations of the Hudson Valley sightings and at the time I too found the events very compelling. I still have the reports I submitted to MUFON in the early 1980s. At the same time I have to admit that as the investigations proceeded I began to have questions about the information collected. Even Dr. J. Allen Hynek expressed to me and others some doubt that we were dealing with an ET event. Over the past 30 years I have had the opportunity to work in the aerospace field and better understand the classified technological capabilities that made those flights possible and how they could have been misinterpreted as alien UFOs.

    Please understand it is not my intention to criticize or denigrate any of the researchers involved in the study of this phenomena or their work. Without high-level security clearances and the cooperation of individuals formerly involved in such activity it is impossible to find the truth. I offer this information as an objective assessment of the situation based on my own factual experience. People may choose to believe or not and I will not be offended if anyone chooses not believe me. For those who may not believe, however; consider how many military aircraft designs from around the world now employ a triangle or wedge platform. Such development does not happen overnight and is many times based on formerly classified military research projects.

    Conversely, and to avoid being a total buzz kill, I can also state that these same resources that provided me with this information also assert that Rendlesham Forest/Bentwaters, Minot and Malmstrom AFB UFO events were ET related, very real, and taken very seriously by the US Air Force.

  2. I saw something similar 2 years ago.I live to the south of this location,One day I was heading out to do some food shopping.I got to the end of my rd and was ready to take a turn at the stop sign when I noticed a triangle shaped object descending from a local mountain to my north .The mountain is around 2k ft and is used primarily for logging and not much else.The object was clear to see and it was day time and looked very much like a hang glider but was to big compared to the mountain.It came down like a falling leaf motion going back and forth.I was sort of stunned going through the notions of what could it be.As I said my 1st thought was that it was a glider but it was too big and there wasn’t an area to launch from and there are trees everywhere in the way which would make for a bad landing.Never did find out what it was and eventually lost sight of it because it descended from my view.It fell into the unknown category .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button