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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/5/2014 15:20 (Entered as : 2-5-2015 15:20)
Reported: 2/24/2014 12:00:49 AM 00:00
Posted: 2/27/2014
Location: Spokane, WA
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 3-4 minutes
Large bright stationary spherical object appearing to be with earth atmosphere about 45 degrees above horizon

Driving SW on I-90 from Spokane Valley, Washington, I observed a very bright stationary spherical object in the SW sky for 3-4 min. The object was moon-like in appearance minus the shadows, and was clearly in front of the thin layer of clouds and sunrays which were behind and above the object.

It was very bright, glowing, light gold with a very smooth surface -luminescent rather than metallic. It appeared to be solid – light was not reflecting through it. Size is difficult to guess, altho it seemed to be quite large and about a 45 degree angle above the horizon.

No clue as to distance or height, however, it was close enough to see details.

Outline of object was distinct with sky behind darker than object itself. It remained stationary, but appeared to turn and change to a slightly faceted shape with what appeared to be two small triangular fins one above the other, protruding from behind. The fins appeared to be of the same material and color.

As I continued driving SW toward the object, I saw a very small, very black spot which at first appeared and disappeared so I wasn’t sure if I actually was seeing it.

The black spot appeared to expand until it was very clearly a rectangular shape located on the lower right quadrant (from my viewpoint). It remained visible, but rectangular shape appeared to change to an hour glass shape.

The object remained stationary, but the descending sun made it more and more difficult to view.

At this point, the terrain obscured my view as I drove behind and up up a small hill. At the top of the hill (about a minute later), I had full view of the SW sky and the object was gone.