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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/20/2000 23:30 (Entered as : may/20/200 23;30)
Reported: 10/13/2002 12:47:25 PM 12:47
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Index, WA
Shape: Cone
Duration:30min
STRANGE LIGHTS SEEN OVER RIVER

WHILE STANDING ON THE PORCH TALKING TO AFRIND A RED LIGHT WAS SEEN AT THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN ACROSS THE RIVER MABE ONE MILE FROM THE HOUSE.THE LIGHT CAME SLOWLY DOWN THE MOUNTAIN AN STOPPED OVER THE RIVER ABOUT 300YRDS FROM THE HOUSE.THE LIGHT DIVIDED INTO THREE LIGHTS ONE WENT DOWN THE RIVER ONE WAY THE OTHER LIGHT WENT UP THE RIVER IN OPPSET DIRECTION .ONE STAYED OVER THE RIVER FOR ABOUT 30 MIN.WHILE IT WAS OVER THE RIVER IT RELEASED HUNDREDS OF SMALL LIGHTS THAT LOOKED LIKE FIRE FLYS WE COULD SEE THE SMALL LIGHTS MOVEING ABOVE THE WATER AND MOVEING UP THROUGH THE TREES ON THE BANK SOME OF THESE SMALL LIGHTS CAME WITHIN 50YRDS OF US.WE GRABED OUR MOVIE CAMERIA AN STARTED FILMING EVERYTHING.AFTER ABOUT 10 MIN MY CAMERIA WENT DEAD AN I HAD JUST CHARGED IT THAT DAY AN HAD NOT USED IT.WE WATCHED FOR A WHILE THEN THE TWO LIGHTS THAT HAD WENT UP AN DOWN THE RIVER SLOWLY CAME BACK AN MERGED AS ONE LARGE LIGHT.AS THEY MERGED AS ONE ALL THE SMALL LIGHTS WENT OUT AT THE SAME TIME LIKE SOME ONE TURNED OFF A SWITCH.THEN THE LIGHT WENT BACK OVER THE HILL THE SAME WAY IT HAD COME DOWN. IN ABOUT 15MIN A JET FIGHTER CAME DOWN THE VALLEY AN TURNED AN WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN IN THE SAME PLACE THE LIGHT DID.THE NEXT MORNING THE BATTERY ON MY CAR AND TRUCK WERE DEAD.I HAVE ABOUT 10 MIN OF FILM BUT ALL YOU CAN SEE IS MOVEING LIGHTS.

((NUFORC Note: Witness does not indicate the year of the sighting. We will attempt to clarify the date. PD))