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Occurred : 1/1/2015 22:13 (Entered as : 01/01/15 22:13)
Reported: 1/2/2015 3:21:29 PM 15:21
Posted: 1/7/2015
Location: Sequim, WA
Shape: Changing
Duration:1-2 minutes
A large, silent, bright orange, hovering flying object, dimmed and brightened its "lights," and then vanished.

On New Years Day 2015 at approximately 10:13 p.m., we were just returning from going to the store and noticed a large, silent, flying object (to the east) that was bright orange (like fire) and hovered. The night was slient - no sounds of planes, helicopters, or the like. In fact, there were no sounds at all - not even of other vehicles or animals - only silence and us quietly discussing what we thought it was we were seeing.

Because we knew this was not an airplane or helicopter, I suggested taking photographs with my cell phone. We took two photographs, one directly after the other (both logged at 10:14 p.m.); the changing shape of the object is evident in them. It was bright orange in color, yet had a fog like haze around its perimeter. I stated while viewing it that when really focusing on it with the naked eye, it appeared to be round in shape with a trail or "spotlight" appearing to be shining downwards. Then, the object appeared to r! ise in altitude, the orange "lights" dimmed, brightened again very briefly and then it completely vanished leaving us feeling bewildered, curious, a tad bit nervous, but yet excited.

When it was all over with and we were discussing what we thought it was that we had seen and whether people would think we had lost our minds if we mentioned it, we heard cows mooing. In fact, I made the statement, "The cows are unhappy about something." They continued to moo for at least an hour as if they were upset by something.

Prior to releasing the photographs that we have, we would love to speak with an investigator. We are also interested in whether anyone else reported this as we believe we cannot have been the only two people who witnessed this.