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Occurred : 3/13/2004 20:30 (Entered as : 03/13/2004 20:30)
Reported: 3/15/2004 9:04:32 PM 21:04
Posted: 3/17/2004
Location: Tumwater, WA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:20 minutes
A brilliant gold light over the Black Hills in the west. It did not move and remained there for 20 minutes then dissapppeared.

A brilliant golden light was observed over the Black Hills, facing west from Tumwater. I went out to take the dog to a field in the evening and while I waited for her to do her thing I observed this brilliant large golden light. It did not move. It sometimes seemed to pulse. I had never seen a light like this over this hill. It was not like some house light or beacon light- it was very large and very bright. I went inside and got my binnoculars and called 2 people to come out and join me on my deck to see it. We all observed it through the binnoculars but could not discern a specific shape as the light was too bright, obfuscating any shape. I went back inside for about 5 minutes and when I came back out it was gone.

((NUFORC Note: If the witnesses were looking west, as they faced the object, we believe that Venus is a possible explanation. PD))