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Sighting Reports 2007

Power Outage Occurs in Vicinity of Object Hovering Low in Sky

Date of Sighting: October 5, 2007
Time of Sighting: 2 PM PDT
Date Sighting Reported: January 21, 2008
Duration of Sighting: About 90 Seconds
Location of Sighting: Selah, Washington (Few MI N. of Yakima, Washington)
Latitude: 46.65 Degrees North
Longitude: 120.53 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: Cloudy Skies. Cloud Bases Were About 500 Feet. Winds Were Calm. (Per Observation of Witness.)

Description: On Saturday October 5th, 2007 I was sitting on my outdoor porch which faces north listening to my radio while exercising. All of a sudden all the power went off in my house and in the surrounding area. This happens once or twice a year in this area called the Wenas Valley which is just north of Selah, Washington. I continued what I was doing for about another 10-15 minutes until I noticed a really bright shining object come straight down out of the clouds. It was about a mile away from me just below the mountain range. It stopped and hovered silently for about 60 seconds and then moved west about ¼ of a mile and stopped again and just hovered. Then it came towards me about ¼ of a mile and stopped again. It stayed there about 30 seconds and then shot straight up back into the clouds. This all happened around 2 PM in the afternoon on an overcast day where it had been raining about an hour. I called 911 to report this and to also see if anyone else had turned in a similar report. Know one had, but the operator said she would call me back if anyone else did. After that I called the power company to report the outage and know one had reported it yet. About 15 minutes later my power came back on. I told a few people about this and they advised me to say no more. I haven’t for about 4 months now and due to watching all the reports about others seeing similar things around the country I decided to report mine here. The people I talked to did not live in the area. They were family members who live in Yakima. Our power outages are usely caused by wind blowing down trees onto power lines. I noticed it was very quiet when this happened and I never even heard any birds cheeping which usually are always around. The funny thing about this day was it was rather dark, but in the middle of the day and this object was glowing brilliantly as if it were a fluorescent street light moving through the sky. I will never doubt the existence of UFO's again.

Comments: This is a very interesting case considering that a strange object was sighted while the power had just gone out. There was no "weather" reason for the power to be out considering that the wind was calm and no thunderstorm activity was noted. The object was flying low, hovered, and appeared as if it were under intelligent control. The lack of sound at the time of the sighting is also noteworthy. Some researchers have postulated that time actually slows down in the vicinity of these objects.

Update: January 29, 2008: A call to the local electric utitility company (Pacific Power & Light) revealed that no power outages were reported from the Selah, Washington area on October 5, 2007. What caused the power outage? Could it have been the presence of the object?