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Occurred : 4/22/1997 01:00
Reported: 4/28/1997 00:14
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Spokane, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:20 minutes
Summary : Large bright red light, size of Venus at its brightest, observed over Spokane, Wa. at 1:00 a.m. on April 22, for about 20 minutes. Appeared stationary, then moved slowly upward and disappeared. No sound. No apparent explanation.

Large bright red (not orange) star-like light (at first described as "Mars", but was not) seen in northern sky at about 30 degree angle, at 1:00 a.m., on April 22, 1997 in Spokane, Wa.. Too big to be a satellite, and not blinking or moving fast enough to be a plane or helicopter. (It would have been too low to be a plane without some sound.) No sound accompanying this event. Clear night. Full moon. Light as large as Venus might appear at its brightest, but "stop-light" red. No other object that color in sky. Only faint stars in that direction. Appeared to be stationary, but with continued viewing seemed to very slowly move upward and between two distant stars, about 5-10 more degrees. Then as I watched, it was just gone. Obseverved by educated woman teacher and adult son for about 20 minutes in large backyard away from city lights. No drugs or alcohol. No apparent explanation for sighting, as much as we tried to explain it away.