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Occurred : 11/15/1998 23:00 (Entered as : 11/15/1998 23:00)
Reported: 9/29/2003 1:31:26 AM 01:31
Posted: 10/7/2003
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:15-20 sec
Orange dripping orb.... WA

My friend and I were heading home late one evening (from another one of her dreaded dog shows!) We were driving east on the very outskirts of Ellensburg, WA. We were chatting away, trying to pass the time since it was a long trip home. It was an extremely clear (and slightly frigid) night. We both noticed that off to our left, about 50 feet away, was a stationary, extremely bright, orange, seemingly burning orb. At that close proximity, it seemed to be about 3 feet across. It was very unnerving. Niether of us talked much of it for the duration of the ride home. I think we were struggling to rationalize it.

The oddest thing that sticks in my head today: Is that it was DEFINATELY dripping something. (I haven't found anyone online that has seen one "dripping". (?) It was a thicker consistency than water it seemed. It's hard for me to guesstimate how high off the ground it was, as the hwy/road we were driving on is elevated from the valley floor below. But from the perpective of the level of the road, It could not have been more than 30 feet. So Maybe it was 100' of the ground? Final note: Oddly enough, when I was trying to research this phenominon at the local liabrary - I found a small book entitled "Orange Light Theory"! The information was focused on the history of similar activity in that area dating back into the native american history. It also noted that one of the more recent and documented cases were from volunteers that were at "fire look out" builings located on each end of the valley. They both continuously kept tabs with each other via radio, on whether it was something for them to dispatch firefighters. Or whether it was one of the stationary orange lights they were getting used to seeing.

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