|Occurred : 6/18/2007 22:00 (Entered as : 06/18/07 22:00)
Reported: 6/18/2007 11:36:52 PM 23:36
Location: Dallesport, WA
|Bright light moving east sighted from the Columbia River gorge
Upon first observing the object it looked like a very large bright ball low on the southern horizon, rather like a large star or planet. The area where I live, just east of the Columbia River gorge, is situated in a kind of bowl with up to 3400 ft. mountains surrounding it.
I was driving across the river to The Dalles, OR. and I noticed it was getting brighter. Getting out of the car back home about 15 minutes later I saw the object begin moving east on a straight course.
It was solid white with no blinking lights like planes have. In fact, there was a jet (it did have blinking lights) in the same area going in the opposite direction and by comparison the object was moving much faster.
By the time I got inside, grabbed the binoculars, and got back outside, the object had moved out of sight.