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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1997 (Entered as : 1997)
Reported: 8/18/1999 03:30
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Elma, WA
Shape: Disk
Duration:
It was saucer shaped, a dome with a ring around it which rotated, windows in the dome, white like bright light, flying low.

I was extemely busy during the time the Hail Bob comet was visible. I didn't watch tv, listen the radio, or talk to anyone about anything except law and polotics. It had been visible for about a week or two when a friend had called me one evening. He asked what I thought about the awsome Hail Bob comet. I asked what he was referring to so he insisted that I walk outdoors and look. First, I went in the back of my apartment and looked into the feild. I told my friend that I couldn't see anything which looked like what he had discribed. Then, he said to go look on the other side of the building. I saw the Hail Bob and wondered How I could overlook it for so many days while I was coming and going from my home. I went back into my apartment and decided to step out my back door again and take one last look at the stars before shuting the door. When I looked up I saw a white saucer shaped object with a dome which had windows, and the ring around it was rotating. It was lit up like an extremely bright flourecent light. It was flying low in the feild and went up into the clouds. It blended right in with them. It moved swift as it went up and then forward. It was coming away from the direction of the Hail Bob comet. As this was happening, I asked my friend if he saw what I was seeing. He said yes, and we discussed it. It looked smaller to him because he was talking to me from Porter. After this event, I told my neighbor about seeing a U.F.O. and before I could discribe it she interupted. She said that she saw these all of the time from her apartment and they were white and lit up. It was a blinding light which made it look as though there was an aura around it. I was amazed because I hadn't seen one before and she lived in the same complex as I do. I hadn't discribed it to her and yet her discription matched mine. The reason I am reporting this 1997 event now is because I just discovered this web site.

((NUFORC Note: The Hale-Bopp Comet was visible during late March of that year, I seem to recall.))