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Occurred : 9/6/1998 20:00 (Entered as : 09/06/98 2000)
Reported: 9/8/1998 04:16
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Manashtash Ridge (near Cle Elum), WA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:1 1/2 HOURS
Due west of our position, spotted an unusual flickering and bright light above the horizon. Observed light in relation to other stars, rotation was not similar. Two red objects shot out from the light.

At 2000 on 9/6/98 while facing due west, I observed a light travel from south to north at high rate of speed. Light stopped and hovered for 1 1/2 hours and was observed by my son and I. Light was a bright white and then would emanate bright flashes of red, blue and green. Light did not change its position in the sky at the same pace the stars did and clearly appeared much closer than any star. At one point, a bright red light shot off to the north and downward to the horizon from the light. About 40 minutes later, another red light shot out to the south from the object at an incredible rate of speed. The main light appeared to shift position to regain a position relative to a star we were measuring against. The sky was perfectly clear. We were in the woods with no background lighting other than a full moon. Comparing the position of the light to a map, the light may have been in proximity to McChord AFB. No other aircraft ever flew in proximity for the 1 1/2 hours we watched.