NUFORC Home Page
Web Report Indexes : by Event Date | by Location | by Shape | by Posting Date

National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/1/2012 00:11 (Entered as : 01/01/12 0:11)
Reported: 1/13/2012 3:00:23 AM 03:00
Posted: 1/24/2012
Location: Lake Stevens, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
red light flew up quickly,hovered,moved slowly north, then west

Shorty after the New Year's Eve fireworks displays had stopped I was standing on my deck looking west toward the city of Everett, Washington, which is about 2 miles away from my location.

I saw a red light shoot up from the ground at high velocity but it did not look like fireworks and did not explode. Once it reached about a thousand feet in altitude it stopped and began to sparkle with a white light and hover, moving slowly to the north.

Still glowing red with a white sparkle, the light grew larger and brighter, appearing to approaching me. I began recording video of the object with my iPhone.

After a couple of minutes passed It became dimmer appearing to move west toward the horizon. I watched for about 5 minutes until it completely disappeared from view. It appeared to be over the Snohomish River valley for most of the sighting, which is between my location and downtown Everett, but as it got dimmer (moved farther away?) it maintained a low altitu! de.

My roommate was on the deck as well and also saw this red glowing object, but she did not see it rise up from the ground. Sky was overcast but visibility was good.

I watch the skies every night, spotting meteors, satellites, and all manner of aircraft. This red light did not look or behave like anything i've seen before. If it made a sound, it was too faint or far away to hear.