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Occurred : 3/22/1996 21:30 (Entered as : 03/22/1996 21:30)
Reported: 6/11/2004 1:30:44 PM 13:30
Posted: 6/18/2004
Location: Maple Valley, WA
Shape: Oval
Duration:45 seconds
Object with flashing colored lights on its underside hovers over home in Maple Valley for almost 1 minute.

In March of 1996 my husband & I just moved into our new home in Maple Valley. Our living room faced north and the west wall of the living room was almost completely glass. One night (either Mar 22 or 29) we were watching TV (Yes, The X Files - I was afraid to put that in, but it was the truth) on the couch next to the west wall and my husband calmly points to the window and says, "What is that?" I looked and about 40 ft directly above our backyard was a horseshoe shaped object, just sitting in the air, with several flashing colored lights on its underside. The object had a rounded edge above the lights all the way around the part we could see, and from there it more or less stair-stepped up to a conical structure with the point cut off. We immediately shut off the TV to listen to it, but it made no sound. It seemed as though it was staring at us (the lights in our living room were very low so we could easily see outside). Suddenly it started to slowly rise (still making no sound)until it was about 150 ft above our house and then it moved so fast it basically disappeared shooting across the sky in a northeasterly direction.

((NUFORC Note: Time and date in March 1996 are approximate. PD))