|Occurred : 3/17/2004 20:30 (Entered as : 03/17/2004 20:30)
Reported: 3/28/2004 9:00:20 PM 21:00
Location: Yakima, WA
Duration:10 or 15 minutes
|3 very bright lights in a V formation, no sound and flying very slowly
On March 17, 2004, around 8:30pm, I was taking my daughter to the hospital because she was having a flare up of her Crohn's Disease. When she was going around to the passenger side of the car she saw 3 bright lights to the north of us and said "mom, what is that?" I came out and looked, and saw 2 very bright white lights and one smaller one in kind of a triangular formation, but closer than any planes I've ever seen. They didn't seem to be moving and looked fairly close to the ground. I ran in and got my daughters' digital camera, and told my son to come out and look at them too. When I came back, they were still in the same spot. She took a picture & they started moving toward us, so she took another picture. They turned SSE of us, moving toward Ahtanum Ridge slowly. We could see lights flashing, so at first I thought it might be planes, but they didn't make a sound. We watched them go south over the ridge towards Wapato, then they were gone. My daughter called the newspaper the next morning to see if anyone else had reported it & they said no. She also called the FAA tower at the airport to see if they saw them, but the guy she talked to said none of them were on duty the night before. He also jokingly asked someone in the room with him if he could tell her it was ufos, and they said "No".
I found this site tonight because I was still thinking about what we saw, and when i read the reports from Ellensburg & Yakima on the same date, i had to file my report too.