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Sighting Reports 2011

Woman Encounters Large Object Like "Balsa Wood Wing on End."

Sketch of Object Superimposted on a Photo Where the Sighting Occurred.
Sketch of Object Superimposed on a Photo
Where the Sighting Occurred.

Ephrata is in Eastern Washington About Halfway Between Seattle & Spokane.
Ephrata is in Eastern Washington
About Halfway Between Seattle & Spokane.

Date of Sighting: September 1, 2010
Time of Sighting: 9:45 PM PDT
Location of Sighting: Near Ephrata, Washington (See Map)

Description: I was driving home alone at night (around 9:45 PM) Wednesday September 1, 2010, when just as I crested the hill that takes me through wheat fields to home (47° 21.712'N 119° 40.341'W) an object appeared to the left of my car. The way I would describe the shape would be like a balsa wood airplane wing, only on end, tall and thin with a flashing single white light on each end. In the middle of the two white lights were a grouping of red lights that were flashing forming a big dot. It came up on my left side slowly moving in an arch out in front of me not over me. It started at what would be 9 o'clock position and when it got into the 11 o'clock position. I dimmed my lights and slowed way down to see it better. That is when from the bottom flashing light on the object, a flash of white light lit up the road ahead of me for a block or so. I didn't hear any sound. The craft just slowly moved from left to right at a bit above eye level until it wasn't in front of me anymore and as it turned a little bit at the 2 o'clock position I could see the other side of the object almost at the same time as seeing the red lights leading me to assume it was quite thin and tall. The other side had a protruding round shape opposite the cluster of red lights, glowing white with silver sides and coming from that was a glowing umbilical cord like thing. I watched it for about 2 minutes. The distance away from me was less than a 1/2 a mile because it was between me and the next road which is less than a 1/2 mile way. The size is hard for me to determine except to say it was big. I think it was well over 3 football fields in length.

Response to Investigator Questions: Yes, that is a computer drawing a friend did from my description, and superimposed on a picture I took from where I saw the sighting. (I went back the next day and took the photo.) I realize it happened over a year ago. However, it is just now I got the nerve to post it. My friend who did the drawing wanted me to report it right away. Thanks. It was a UFO. This was my second sighting. The other sighting was way back in the 1970s. I saw a bright light over the Bonneville dam on the Columbia River on I-84 driving by the dam at night. The white light hovered very close to the middle of the dam and shot straight upwards and out of sight in a nanosecond.

Comments Received September 9, 2011: In August or September of 2010 in Washougal, Washington I think I saw something similar early in the morning (6:30 AM) while walking my dog along the Columbia River (border of Oregon and Washington). But the object I saw was horizontal not vertical. It had the same appearance and passed in front of me before disappearing within seconds. I thought maybe someone shot a flare from the river, but instead of going up in the air, it traveled sideways and had a shape whereas flares do not. Normally I carry a camera with me, but was not that morning. And even if I had, I would have had to be really fast to capture a shot as the sighting was so quick and unexpected.

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