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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/8/2018 01:00 (Entered as : 08/08/18 1:00)
Reported: 8/13/2018 7:45:16 AM 07:45
Posted: 8/17/2018
Location: Cottonwood Lakes, High Sierras, CA
Shape: Other
Duration:10 seconds
High pitched sound growing in intensity with pink, organe, purple wave of light

I was sleeping under the stars in my sleeping bag in a high lakes area in Golden Trout Wilderness just below Mt. Langley near one of the Cottonwood Lakes (maybe 3 or 4). There were 14 of us in our party, part of a boy scout backpack trek. I was the furthest out, about 50 to 75 feet away from the 2 nearest me in their tents. We were camping at about 11,000 ft elevation.

This was just before the Perseid Meteor Shower and I was having trouble sleeping, going in and out for a couple of hours from 10:30 PM to 12:30 P.M. I was looking at the night sky and did see several shooting stars during this time. I noticed a couple of strange things. One, I could hear a sound in the woods that appeared to be coming from an electrical appliance. I knew it wasn't natural. It was low and very subtle but it was there. I also noticed at some point, don't remember if before or after the incident what appeared to be a star go dark before my eyes. It was there, then the star was gone. The light of the star disappeared before my eyes as I was looking at it. I just thought to myself what the heck was that.

Some time after 12:30PM, I will guess about 1:00 or so this is what happened. I was so rattled by the event that I didn't even look at my smartphone to see what time it was. I heard what I can only describe as a very high pitched electrical humming sound. It started to grow in intensity, so much so that I thought my eardrums were going to rupture. I didn't experience any pain, but the sound was intense. As I opened my eyes, there was a wave of pinkish, orange, purple light all around me. I was surrounded by granite boulders and foxtail pine trees, but I thought the whole night sky was dancing around me in these wave-like color tones. I was scared, because I knew this was not natural. In my head I said to God, "Dear Lord, please help me." And then everything went back to normal in an instant. I don't think this lasted more than 10 seconds or so.

In the morning, I shared my experience with the adults in the group. None of them heard or saw anything. They thought is was bizarre.


((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))