|Occurred : 1/16/1996 22:32
Reported: 1/16/1996 23:15
Location: Monitor, WA
|Husband and wife called to report sighting of 6 bright orange balls of light above the Wenatchee River.
At first, they witnessed an orange glow moving parallel to the Wenatchee River. The altitude, they thought to be about 400-500 feet, and they appeared to be about 3 feet in diameter.
Two of the objects were close together, with the third one lagging behind a bit. Then, they looked to the west, and they noticed three more similar objects coming from the west, whence the first three had come. Two of the second group were close together, with the third one standing off somewhat, as in the first case.
The objects rose up to a higher altitude, and went over the ridge, or hill, to the east of their position.
They reported the sighting to the local sheriff's office. They added that a local disc jockey with KPQ Radio had reported seeing something very similar a few days earlier, and he talked about it over the radio.
((NUFORC Note: This event occurred at the same time that a massive explosion was heard over the Montlake District of Seattle, and over Woodinville, WA, at the same instant. The explosion was heard over the telephone by two parties in those two locations, and the two parties were speaking on the telephone. Both individuals believed that the explosions were not caused by lightning. PD))