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Occurred : 7/4/2003 21:00 (Entered as : 07/04/03 21:00)
Reported: 10/30/2005 5:54:24 AM 05:54
Posted: 11/3/2005
Location: East Wenatchee, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:20 min.
Six glowing orbs hovered for 20 minutes above Columbia River at twilight.

My husband and I live in East Wenatchee, WA, high up on a hill with a full view of the Columbia River and the other (Wenatchee) side, with the foothill mountains behind it.

On July 4, 2003, at twilight (approx. 9:00 pm), we looked outside to see if it was dark enough for the local fireworks show yet. To our astonishment we saw six glowing orange orbs hovering about 1,000 feet above the middle of the river, with the mountains as a backdrop.

We stared at this for the twenty minutes; this loose, uneven hanging string formation staying there. They were hovering, not falling like flares. They stayed at the same altitude, some of them moving left to right slightly. The one at the bottom actually winked out, and came back a few moments later.

These lights became clearer as it got darker. We wished we had a video camera.

Two next door neighbors saw the lights, exclaiming "What are those lights!?", and running back inside. We continued to watch from inside our house, when suddenly, after 20 or so minutes in the same spot, they suddenly all winked out, and disappeared.

We have never seen this again.

Please excuse the late reporting of this. We finally got a computer!