|Occurred : 6/2/2014 02:04 (Entered as : 06/02/14 02:04)
Reported: 6/2/2014 12:23:47 PM 12:23
Location: Centralia, WA
|Bright red light during the night over Centralia, Washington
Monday June 2nd, 02:04 in the morning, in Centralia, Washington. The weather conditions were clear at this time.
I was standing on the front porch of my house, which faces to the North. I happened to look to the west and I saw a bright red light traveling at a slow rate of speed in a downward trajectory, almost as if it were coming straight at me. Then it seemed to level off and made very subtle movements left to right, almost unnoticeable.
The object continued to travel in a easterly direction and no longer towards me. The brightness of the light never gained or lost brightness as one would expect of an airplane traveling in the night sky. Also there was no sound coming from this object that was traveling at an altitude that normal aircraft would fly at. I can not say how high up in the sky it was, as it was night and my ability to judge distance is not as good as it would be during the day. But if I had to guess, I would say that it was at a height of maybe 5,000 to 7,000 feet, but that is only a guess.
As this object was now traveling in and easterly direction it started to make a slow arc to the South East, and began to travel over my house. I watched the object and I noticed that the color and brightness of the light did not dim or change one bit as it passed over my location, as one would expect with a normal aircraft. I continued to watch the object and after it passed over my house it traveled for a bit more then seemed to stop and not move one bit.
I ran into the house at this time and tried to find something that I could take a picture with, realizing that I did not have time to do this I went back outside. The time I was in the house was maybe less the 30 seconds. The object was no where to be seen. I have good visibility around my house so I would have been able to see it traveling had it started to move again. The rate of speed that it had been traveling had been slow as if it were a helicopter, not fast at all. I looked and looked all around bout could not find it again.
I am sure I will never see anything like this again in my life and I wish I had had the ability to film it. I have been around aircraft all my life. I have flown myself, and my father was a pilot, with an A & P license. My uncle had flown all his life, and was the founder of the Fire Mountain Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol here in Lewis county, and also my mother's husband had retired from the Air Force and had flown with the Thunderbird's after Viet-Nam.
I was in the Army and have flown in numerous helicopters.