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Occurred : 9/8/1999 19:00 (Entered as : 09/08/99 19:00)
Reported: 9/22/1999 23:12
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Desert Aire (Mattawa), WA
Shape: Other
Duration:20 minutes
Very bright, yellowish with flames from short tail. Travelling horiz. East above Saddle Mountains. Second one appeared going in opposite direction. Not as fast as meteorite.

I was travelling in a car coming home to Desert Aire (Columbia Basin)from the Seattle area. Three other passengers in car saw the objects first. At first it looked like a VERY CLOSE meteorite? WE could see flames ? intermittently from the short tail. No jet. Then we saw the second object almost identical to the first (a little smaller) going in the opposite direction. Startling. Nothing we'd ever seen before. Tried to hurry home and get camera, but they had both disappeared behind the mountains by that time. Would guess people in Ellensburg, WA had a very good and frightening view of them. Not a word published about it, as far as I can tell. Yakima Training Range (Army) is hidden just on the other side of the mountains from us. We have seen many strange objects; i.e. very slow, bright flares?, blue comet like object, strange looking jets... strange looking jet trails (pulsing?). Read Art Bell and found this site to contact.