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Occurred : 9/12/1996 15:35 (Entered as : 09/12/96 15:35)
Reported: 5/18/2006 4:04:03 PM 16:04
Posted: 7/16/2006
Location: Kennewick, WA
Shape: Other
Duration:4 min. approx.
Pulsating white light that disappeared like a vapor.

It was the end of a work day (a Thursday or Friday, as I recall) and I was carpooling with another fellow from nearby Benton City, where we both lived at the time. We were driving along a long and relatively straight stretch of road near the Columbia River, headed toward the West. In the distance, staright ahead of us, was a slowly pulsating white light, to the left of a mountain in the area. At first I thought it was the headlights of a plane approaching for a landing at one of the area airports. When the object never moved for well over a full minute, I called my friend's attention to it and we continued to watch for at least another two minutes. Still the object held motionless, but continued to pulsate, at about 4-6 seconds per cycle, I would guess.

We both thought this very odd and were sure it could be no plane, when we got an added shock as the final pulse seemed to enlarge and disspate, as if a puff of smoke had been spread from a central point and then vanished. We did not see this again, but the following Monday, a few days later, he told me of a trip he and his girlfriend had taken over the weekend, toward Prosser, a neighboring city to the West. He reported that they had both witnessed the same type of event again.

I do know that another friend and at least one of my wife's family have seen unusual occurences in this vicinity, as well. And one, at very close range, many years ago when she was a child..