|Occurred : 4/22/1998 21:30 (Entered as : 04/22/98 2130)
Reported: 5/7/1998 05:59
Location: Yakima, WA
|A strong light, a blue object, no noise, traveling south to north.
After hearing Mr. Davenport on the Art Bell program I thought I should pass this on.
On or about 4-22-98 but definitely around 2130 hours, something illuminated my backyard as well as the entire area. It was much like lightening but of shorter duration. I looked to the east and saw a round, blue object which instantly changed to red. The object was traveling south to north at a high rate of speed with an altitude estimated to be 1500-3000 feet. The downward descent angle I would estimate at 25-35 degrees. There was no noise and the entire incident lasted 2-3 seconds.
I have not found another person who witnessed this incident.
The night was clear and no storms nearby.
((NUFORC Note: Witness is a member of law enforcement. We have spoken with him via telephone, and we consider him to be exceptionally reliable. PD))
((NUFORC Note: We spoke again with this witness on Sunday, June 16, 2013, and his recollection of the sighting on that date was remarkably accurate. He reported that he was at his home, at the time of the sighting, and that he was looking to the east. The object was coursing from his left to right, descending at an estimated angle of descent of 30 degrees (as described above), and that the object's color changed instantly from "robin egg blue" to bright red, during the very short time that he observed it. PD))