|Occurred : 2/4/2002 19:30 (Entered as : 02/04/02 19:30)
Reported: 2/5/2002 11:19:07 AM 11:19
Location: Spokane, WA
|Moving lights over Spokane
This report supplements my original report submitted 2/02/02. After submitting my report on 2/02, additional sightings of a more intensly lit object occured later in the evening. These objects appeared over the western edge of the city of Spokane. My vantage point is on a hill, aproximately 17 miles to the SE of Spokane.
Last night, 02/04/02 the objects again appeared intermittently from about 7:30PM until about 11:00 PM. Usually, only one object was present at a time, but once three objects were visible - two over western Spokane, and one to the north. All were very bright, with the lights becoming very bright, then dimming etc., and each sighting lasting between 5 to 10 minutes. The predominate color of the lights was a yellowish /orange, but through my binoculars I could see flashing blue, red, and green. The objects would generally just appear, and after several minutes of being stationary, begin drifting to the North. At one point. a larger aircraft coming from the SE flew under one of the objects in sort of a zig-zag pattern, but then flew in a direction away from the civilian and military airfields. At the time the three objects were visible, the two objects which were close together moved in sort of a semi-circle pattern and exchanged general locations. At times the objects would move behind trees in my field of view, and then out again, so I know they are not stars or planets. They must be an aircraft of some type, and I hope to hect they are ours.
I telephoned a friend who lives in Spokane. This person traveled a few blocks out to a point which has a clear view to the South, over downtown Spokane, and also to the West. My friend later described 2 brief glimpses of what was described as "a huge horizontal box that looked like a flourescent light " stationary in the sky, in the approximate areas of the civilian and military airports. My friend drove out to the airport area, but it was too foggy to see anything. I asked if it could be a helicoptor, but my friend said that a local medical holicopter was operating in the downtown area, and that could be heard clearly, but there was no sound in the direction of the large flourescent light.
I have been an aircraft enthusiast all my life, and I have never observed anything like these lights. There has been no mention of any of this in the local newspaper or television.