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Occurred : 8/20/1998 22:30 (Entered as : 8/20/98 22:30)
Reported: 3/1/2003 8:15:20 PM 20:15
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Illwaco, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:3 minutes
Small white light grows to be huge, then shrinks and zips off into space and disappears.

I was camping at Fort Canby State Park, which is right on the Pacific Ocean. I went for a walk on the beach around 10:30pm with my cousin ((name deleted)). The ocean was on our left side, and ahead of us about 300' was a 200' high cliffwall with a light house on top. It was very dark that night. As we were walking towards the cliff we saw a little white light flyng slowly in our direction above the light house. We stopped to watch it, as it was about to fly over our heads. It stopped directly above us. It started to grow larger and larger. It grew to be very large and had tiny beams of light around the edges, kind of like a star. I could not tell how large it was, but it was probably about 200' to 300' feet above our heads. I thought it might be coming down to land. My cousin and I were very freaked out and we started walking away very quickly. As we were walking away, the white light started getting smalled and moving higher up in the night sky. It got so small that we could barely see it. It then zipped off into space very quickly and disappeared. Its seems strange to me now, how the UFO left as soon as I started panicking and getting scared.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))