|Occurred : 8/10/1978 22:20 (Entered as : 08/10/1978 22:20)
Reported: 11/29/2003 9:20:59 AM 09:20
Location: Spokane, WA
Duration:1 or 2 minutes
|While I cannot remember the exact date I remember the event very clearly considering it was over 25 years ago and I was only 9-years-old. It was on a clear hot august evening and I'm almost sure it was a Wednesday night. I was watching TV and my mom was sitting on the front porch trying to cool off. Before my mom even said anything I could see a bright light coming over spring hill. At first I thought it was a very low airplane since we live right in the flight path of Spokane Int. Airport and Fairchild AFB., and planes flew over all day and night. Then my mom yelled at us to come see this UFO. My brother and I and my cousin from Montana all went out to see this and it was round, rotating counter clockwise and didn't make any noise. It didn't seem very high up, maybe 150 feet.It was about 50 feet in wide by about 12 feet deep. There were square lights all the way around it, maybe 2 feet by 2 feet. The strangest thing was it was totaly silent. As it rotated there was a dark spot where it seemed like a light was out. A neihbor who saw it with binoculars said the lights were windows and he could see white walls inside. It was going from the N/E towards the S/W. But not very fast. A week later and every week therafter for several weeks an advertising airplane was seen over Spokane in crowded places like the Spokane interstate fair and Playfair race track and looked just like the disc shaped craft from a distance but you could hear it from several miles away, an obvious cover up. Everyone in Spokane who heard the stories of people in North Spokane who saw the original silent flying disc were effectivly convinced we saw the advertising airplane.
I have lived in Spokane all my life and have seen two other UFO sightings in the 1990's which I will try and provide information on at a later date.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))