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Occurred : 10/15/1977 23:00 (Entered as : 10/15/1977 23:00)
Reported: 11/11/2000 09:55
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Kennewick, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Huge circular orbs of flaming red light flew above the river right in front of me one night while I was camping.

In October of 1977 I was camping along the Snake River at Hood Park which is right outside of Pasco, Washington. My companion and I had been in town visiting friends that evening and since we were both driving our own vehicles, I headed back to the campsite in my own car ahead of him. When I got to the campsite, our two dogs were frantic because their ropes were all tangled around each other and they wanted to be loose, so I walked over to where they were tied up and set them free. I grabbed some soap and a washcloth from the tent and started walking towards a water faucet that was about 40 yards from our tent. The dogs started racing around me in endless circles which I thought was strange because they were extremely excited and unusually rambuncious, but I just figured in that moment that they were just glad that I had gotten home to set them free. However, they were annoying me because they were getting in my way and I yelled at them to go play somewhere else and they took off in a flash. At that point I looked to my right towards the river and up to the sky. It was a brilliantly clear night, no moon, with lots of shining stars all around. As soon as I looked towards the sky, I stopped dead in my tracks because I was staring at two huge orbs of light that were silently cruising right above the river in front of me. They were not very high in the sky at all and were flying right above the river, about as high as a crop duster plane might fly if it was getting ready to position itself for the next pass over a field. I knew immediately that they were not of this world and I dropped to my knees. My mind started racing.....I was not afraid.....in fact, I began to mentally send my thoughts skyward with a million questions......"who are you? Where are you from? What are you doing here? Are you who I think you are?" and so on and so forth. These orbs of light were as big and as round as a full moon can sometimes look as it is rising low upon the horizon. I'm talking huge here. They were definitley orbs of light, but as I stared at them I could see a slight outline behind the light that looked to me like an "H" shape, an "H" that was laying flat and flying. The light itself did not look like the kind of light that we are accustomed to. In other words, the light did not have a neon or artificial kind of quality to it. It seemed to have a life and energy of it's own. In fact, it reminded me of a burning coal....it had the same qualities and color and glow of a burning ember. The orbs of light also sparkled around the outer edges, similar to how a diamond sparkles when hit by rays of light, and they were exceedingly beautiful. So beautiful that my mind was overwhelmed by the greatness of their beauty and I just kept saying mentally "you are so beautiful!!!" These orbs of light (or celestial vehicles as I like to call them) were moving very slowly above the water, one in front of the other at exactly the same height in the sky. They made no sound, no sound at all. In fact, I was stunned at how quiet it was. They just flew by, right in front of my eyes, and then slowly made a 90 degree turn and headed towards the town of Pasco, the direction of which was going away from me, not towards me. As they continued to move away from me and away from the river, the orbs of light appeared to become one, but that was because one was right in front of the other and they were at the exact same height in the sky. At this point I was feeling extremely disappointed that they were leaving me behind because they had allowed me to see that they existed and I wanted to know much more about who and what they were. My mind began to cry out to them saying "please don't leave me now that you have allowed me to see that you exist!"....and then I started to pray, and I said to God, "please Father, if these orbs of light are in some way connected to you, please give me a sign". Amazingly, as that thought and prayer left my mind, the two orbs of light, in unison, suddenly sprang into action and zipped through the night sky in an exact movement that left red tracers in the sky in the shape of a huge triangle. I burst into laughter at that point and said to God "Oh Father!!! Is is too much for this tiny doubting soul to ask to see that one more time?" and in immediate response to that request, the orbs of light zipped through the night sky again and left the red tracers of a huge triangle in the sky. At that point, they disappeared from view, and I rose up from my knees and started walking back towards my tent, but I swear to you that I did not feel the ground under my feet! I felt like I was walking on air. My companion had just gotten back to our campsite and his back was to me as I walked towards him, but he did not hear my approach, which I thought was strange since the night was quie! t and th ere were leaves all over the ground that should have been crunching as I walked, but even I did not hear the sound of my own footsteps. I walked right up to my companion and tapped him on his shoulder, and as he turned around, quite startled, I found myself trying to tell him what I had just witnessed, but my voice was barely a whisper as I felt as if I was under some kind of magical spell that I did not want to break. Unfortunately, my companion did not believe my story, and his disbelief made me decide to keep this experience to myself and I did not tell anyone about this event for another 10 years. I have only told my closest family members and friends about this and I admit, if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I would probably have a hard time accepting it as fact. But fact it was and is and even though I cannot prove that this ever happened, I know what I saw and experienced. This was not a vision or a hallucination.....this was a physical manifestation of something beyond this world and it was decidely celestial in origin. Since then I have continued to watch the night sky and have seen quite a bit of activity way up there where the satellites roam, but some of what I've seen leads me to question whether or not it's all just satellite action up there as I have seen 3 to 4 white lights flying side by side going in various directions a number of times. I believe that we are not alone and it remains to be seen how this is all going to turn out. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell my story. I've been carrying it around for a really long time. Take care and God bless....