|Occurred : 7/16/2013 23:35 (Entered as : 07/16/13 11:35)
Reported: 7/17/2013 9:22:25 AM 09:22
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
|Bright illuminated white clouds at night.
My home faces west - stepped out on porch to look at evening clouds - not much light pollution here on this side of the island and normal low gray intermittent cloud cover was welcome after 2 hot days.
To the southwest we saw something I've never seen before. VERY bright white clouds - first 1 large one hung in sky, moving in northwest direction, no flashes (not lightening) - entire cloud brilliant white against grayer clouds. Eventually faded away.
Second bright cloud just to the south of the first moved into position of the first, and two VERY bright lights shined from it (like car headlights) - slowly illuminated to brilliant shine, lingered, then faded back.
Then three separate, much smaller, very bright lights actually came out of the southern tail of the cloud and circled around the shape of the cloud on that end.
This happened three separate times, with light following same flight path (curved around cloud).
Slowly the cloud then moved toward t! he north, gently fading away as it moved.
No more clouds of this type were seen after that.