|Occurred : 8/30/2001 19:00 (Entered as : 08/30/01 1900)
Reported: 1/10/2002 11:09:09 PM 23:09
Location: The Dalles, OR
|Stationary grounded object north of Dallesport, Wash. Bright silver in sunlight.
Not a flying object, but grounded stationary on top of mountain range immediately north of Dallesport, Wash., southern Klickitat County, visible as bright sunlit reflection from The Dalles, Ore. (to south across Columbia River). I noticed object because of the glint of sunlight, and viewed it through binoculars because I am familar with terrain and did not know of any road reaching that point. Object located on summit of range in very rugged terrain. I have since checked on maps and can find no road to location. Object was still very distant even with binoculars, but looked like a large silver, triangular structure, much too big for a tent. I attempted to set up a spotting telescope, but by the time this was in place the object was no longer visible. I'm curious whether any other sightings of anything unusual this time and location.
...I've been familiar with your organization for a long time. I haven't reported this earlier because I've been trying to decide where to go with it: I planned to hike to the site initially, but Sept. 11 came soon after and I had my hands full getting my job done. But the sighting has been nagging at me, and I still plan to hike up there to see if I can find any imprints before the spring grass starts to grow. (The area is upland pasture -- very few trees).
When I checked the site through my spotting scope after whatever had been there was no longer there, I noticed a small plane crossing east to west close to the hillside -- the plane was closer to my vantage point than the object had been, but even so the plane was very, very tiny through the
spotting scope. Yet the object had been relatively larger, even though farther away. This means it had to have been at least as large as a trailer or small house. Yet no roads up there to bring in a trailer, and houses don't vanish within the space of an hour.
If I do hike into the area, I'll let you know what I find out. Ditto if there's anything in the ((deleted)).
Best regards, ((name deleted))