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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/25/2020 03:00 (Entered as : 07/25/2020 03:00)
Reported: 1/18/2021 12:21:43 PM 12:21
Posted: 1/19/2021
Location: Greenwater, WA
Shape: Light
Duration: 4 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Green light rapidly moves near Mt Rainier

On the evening of 7/25/2020 several groups of friends gathered for an annual mountain bike ride in the White River valley off Mt Rainier. At the location is a lightly used airstrip, Ranger Creek, and campground nestled in the trees just off the runway. Prior to the event, between approximately 21:00 22:00 hours, 8-10 people sat at the northern end of the runway observing multiple shooting stars and satellites. The night was the clearest wed seen in years coming to the location. The campground was not empty, there were approximately 300 people staying in tents, RVs, or car camping. Our group dispersed the airstrip and went to their respective accommodations for the evening. At approximately 03:00 I awoke to use the restroom and rather than use the toilet in my camper I opted for the woods since it was so clear and warm that evening. As I was completing my relief the ground lit a wonderful green color and I could see the shadows of the trees on the ground,! this lasted around 1-2 seconds. Feeling fear once the shadows started moving I looked up and saw nothing but a green ball of light moving very fast, over 300 mph (planes take off in that direction frequently under 100 mph known). There was zero sound from the light nor in the campground and no wind. The light stayed green, glorious bright green like a neon gas lamp, and moved very rapidly seemingly +/- 500 in altitude above the runway heading at 344 degrees. The runway is 2800 in length with a 2000 shear cliff wall 1.3 miles away in the direction of the flight. I am unaware if the light continued down the valley or maintained its heading over the cliff wall to the east of the valley.