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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/1/1974 21:30 (Entered as : 07/01/1974 21:30)
Reported: 10/18/2003 4:11:08 PM 16:11
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Lynden, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:3-5 min
It was early evening yet not yet completely dark on a clear night. In an slightly rural area. Our parents and siblins were already in their rooms. My sister and I (around 12 and 14 yrs old) were looking out my upstairs window watching what we at first thought was a airplane that was fairly close to our house, but there was no sound. It seem to move quite slowly and we both stood in silence as we watched it, then all of a sudden it just stopped and it shot this beam of light straight up into the sky as though it was searching for something above it, the light moved back and forth straight above it. At this point we began to scream at the same time as we tore down the stairs at the same time running into our parents bedroom sreaming for our father, we ran to our parent side of their bed as they were reading. Our hands shaking and not sure if we should cry or scream more, we all, the whole family ran outdoors to see but it was gone. In that area there was nothing to interfere with viewing the whole sky, but there was nothing there, it was just gone. To this day my sister and I talk about this and still get chills. I have never seen anything like this since.

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