Northwest Lights

Northwest Lights

Date: November 14, 1997

Location: Washington State

A dramatic group of objects moved across the skies of Washington. The following is a synopsis of materials received by the National UFO Reporting Center concerning this event, including descriptions of the leading hypothesis, that of the breakup and reentry of a Russian spacecraft.

2 people witnessed what could have been a UFO in Welcome Bay, Tauranga, New Zealand.

It appeared approximately 300' from where we were standing on a 2nd storey verandah looking out to the North. It was approximately 45' to 60' wide and appeared almost mist like.

It was round in shape, there was no noise or lights. One of us saw it and then asked the other person could they see it, and when both acknowledged seeing it, it disappeared, but not in any particular direction.

From the first sighting it was there for about 10 seconds.

So far the explanations have been:

Meteor shower, space junk, weather balloons and so on.

I am a Vietnam Veteran, and I'm not on drugs.

I first spotted the lights while driving home from the gym last night about a little after 9:00 p.m..

At first, I thought it was a squadron of helicopters flying in formation with their lights on. It was moving in unison across the sky.

I pulled over and got out of the car.

I observed many flying craft at night while on duty in Vietnam. These lights proceeded in a straight line.

When I got out of my vehicle, I expected to hear some kind of engine noise. There was none.

I have seen thousands of meteors while living in the desert southwest from 1970 through 1985. This was not like any meteor shower I have ever seen. The lights did not arc. And as I said, they moved together.

Space debris? It would have had to have been a huge amount of debris to create this much activity. I cannot fathom how much it would have taken. This was not one rocket.

My initial feeling was that it was a few thousand feet. It took up about 25% of the sky space.

What do you think?

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