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Occurred : 4/24/1999 11:30 (Entered as : 04/24/99 11:30 Hr)
Reported: 4/26/1999 17:20
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Suncrest, WA
Shape: Teardrop
Duration:2 sec
Large tear drop shaped opening in the sky lasting 2 seconds observed while witness was flying a radio controlled plane west of Spokane.

While flying a model aircraft slowly at about 1000 feet and about one quarter of a mile out, I observed what looked like a portal open in the sky for about 2 seconds and then close. The anomoly description: Tear dropped shaped with the wide part at the bottom. The anomoly was tilted slightly to the left and the tail at the top, tapering to a point at the bottom. The anomoly was titled slightly to the left and the tail at the bottom was also tilted to the left at about a 45 degree angle. At the lower right side of the anomoly there was an area on the edge of the anomoly of light orange in color. The orientation of this anomoly was vertical. The anomoly was solid black, and appeared to be rounded towards me. There is no way to tell how far away this anomoly was from me at the time of the sighting, but if it were to be at the same distance as my model aircraft I would estimate its vehicular size to be from 500 to 800 feet in height. Note that the sky was a cloudless field of blue at the time of this sighting. The anomoly stayed fixed in one position with no movement during the sighting. It was there one moment and gone the next. Note below: None of the listed characteristics apply.Report submitted by ((name of MUFON investigator deleted)) with permission of ((witness name deleted)). Request Peter that you retransmit this report to ((name of MUFON investigator deleted)). Thanks ((name and telephone number of MUFON investigator deleted.))