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Occurred : 9/13/2018 21:15 (Entered as : 09/13/2018 21:15)
Reported: 9/16/2018 1:04:17 PM 13:04
Posted: 9/27/2018
Location: Spokane Valley, WA
Shape: Other
Duration:1-2 minutes
Swarm of colored objects south of Spokane, WA

On the evening of September 13, 2018, at about 9:15 p.m., I stepped out on the porch in southeast Spokane county and saw what I first assumed were the navigation lights of a commercial flight heading toward the West coast. I see these flights a lot, and most of those flights are at around 30,000’, and the red, blue and white flashing lights that I saw were at about that height. Then, I noticed that these lights weren’t moving nearly as fast as expected, so I ran inside and grabbed the 10X binoculars. With the binoculars I saw either many small lights on an immense object, or many objects flying in a choreographed manner. There were many lights very close together, and those lights were pretty irregular in their flashing frequency, color and brightness. These compacted lights were arranged in a rough semi-circle, which gave me the impression of an extremely large solid object. But then I observed several small but bright lights moving independently of the rest. One of these lights was a considerable distance away from the compacted lights, at least two to three miles away by my estimate. That light was flashing a white color, and it only flashed twice that I saw.

After watching these lights for about a minute, they seemed to be dimming. But I then realized that the whole “swarm” of lights was moving West and away from my location. Looking up I saw one of the regular commercial flights heading West, and in the general direction where the lights were. It appeared that the lights started moving in response to the commercial jet. I say “swarm” because at that point the compacted lights appeared to be separating from each other as they moved away, with the independent lights trailing. Much like a swarm of insects might do.

It seemed weird, but I really didn’t think much of it until yesterday when I watched this YouTube video apparently showing a “swarm” of objects over St. Petersburg, Russia, on September 13, 2018!:

What is depicted in the video is similar to what I saw, but the object(s) that I saw were flashing different colors.