Location of Sighting: Indianola, Washington
Date of Sighting: December 22, 2016
Time of Sighting: 5:30 PM PST
Description: On 12/22/16 I stepped out onto my front porch to watch the eastern evening sky nearly an hour after sunset when an amber light formed from a small, but noticeable dot low in the sky east of where I was standing. At first I thought it was aircraft running lights. As I watched the light did not move laterally, but appeared to elevate vertically, as though moving toward me and/or gaining altitude. While the singular round light appeared to move toward my position it became larger. From a small dot it reached the diameter of a clothing button or snap when held about 8′ from the eye. The light definitely did become larger than any stars, maybe 1/8 to 1/4 the size of a distant full moon. As the apparent size increased so did the brightness of the amber/orange light it appeared to emit. The slightly wavering movement of the light continued to approach until it seemed to be overhead. As I watched it stopped it’s east to west trajectory and grew smaller and dimmer as though going straight up into space. After another 30 seconds or less the light disappeared completely as a pinprick of a dot headed for outer space.
I am 67 years old, I have good vision and am in good health. I’ve spent a lot of time outdoors over the years, have traveled some and have spent a considerable amount of time sailing on open waters in all conditions. I’ve seen a number of usual sights in my time, but none that would closely compare with this, or give me an insight into what it was that I saw. Thus my inclination is to refer to the sighting as being a form of UFO. Frankly though, other than unusual (and unidentified, and apparently an object in flight, or at least in the sky) I don’t have a clue as to what it was.
The only thing I can add to this account is that later that night I had a brief and unusually clear dream that was somewhat disturbing and caused me to call out, waking my cat and wife both in the next room. Doing so is extremely uncommon for me, and thus my mention of it. The dream by the way had nothing to do with UFO’s or objects in the night sky. Though I rarely recall my dreams, the segment that woke me and my household featured two women approaching from a stairwell as I stood at an open doorway (as if I were living in an upper apartment). One had said she had something to tell me, and the other put her hands on me, to hold onto me, and that is when I called out and awoke. I hadn’t had a dream experience in any way similar in over 10 years.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.