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Occurred : 4/24/2002 19:00 (Entered as : 04/24/02 7:00 PM)
Reported: 4/29/2002 6:11:54 PM 18:11
Posted: 9/19/2002
Location: Coeur D'Alene, ID
Shape: Sphere
Duration:35 minutes
A sphere with a sail on top that changed into triangular shape then back to spherical, that would shrink then expand & blink lights

At 7:00 Wed. evening, my brother & I took our mother into the courtyard of the Transition Center (part of Kootneai Medical Center) for a cigarette. My brother & I were observing what we thought to be a helicopter coming in from the East. As it got closer, my brother asked me if that was a helicopter. I looked back at it, & at first I said yes, just then it changed shape into a triagular shape, I made the comment "Is that the Stealth", I had heard that the Stealth had flown over Spokane 2 days prior to that. Then I commented that it couldn't be the stealth because it was moving far to slow. At that time it turned back into a sperical shape. It had moved closer to us. It was approximately between 40 to 50 degrees in relation to the Earth. We then observed that there was some kind of a sail on top of it. The sail would go clockwise for awhile then it would go counter clockwise, it kept doing that. At the same time, it seemed to be wobbling. We got the impression that it was having some kind of mechanical problems. It would also every once in awhile shrink into a smaller sphere, then expand again a few seconds later. The object was Jet black and had a white aura around it. Twice that I seen lights blinked on in a circular motion around the object. One time a beam of light shot straight out from it across the sky. It made the sound of heavy machinery far off. We all also felt a vibration from it. It is strange but the vibration seemed to be very calming. After the first 5 minutes or so of observing it, I noticed The CNA Wendy at the door. I called her out to see it. She came out, & she looked for a while, then ran back inside and grabbed several other CNA's & Nurses to come out & look. There was approximately 14 of us outside at that time. They all heard and felt it just the same way as we did. We discussed all the possiblites of what it could be, & there was no explanation other than UFO that fit. The object was moving very slowing, from East to West. When it was almost directly ! overhead it started moving straight up in the sky until it was just a little pin point. One of the CNA's (she did not observe) was so interested in our siting that she has been checking into it ever since. She found out that on the 3rd floor of the hospital several patients, nurses, & even 1 doctor had observed the UFO also. She is in the process of trying to contact all the witnesses to have them come to this site or call the hotline & report it (she gave me the phone number of where to call)