NUFORC Sighting 139436

Occurred: 2018-04-12 20:35 Local
Reported: 2018-04-12 22:39 Pacific
Duration: 20 minutes +
No of observers: 3

Location: Spokane Valley, WA, USA

Shape: Orb
Characteristics: Lights on object

Brilliant white orb hovering in western sky over Spokane.

I witnessed my neighbor outside looking at the sky, he has never seen the stars as he is night blind. I stepped out onto our shared porch and he asks what that light in the sky was. I observed a bright white orb in the western sky, seeming to hover in place, my wife then stepped out to see what we were looking at. She observed the same object.

I attempted to Google the planets as I am not an astronomer. The object stayed in place while I did this. I knew it wasn't Venus and far too bright to be a satellite. Fifteen minutes later, convinced it must be a planet, I went back inside with my wife. 20 minutes later I stepped out to leave for the grocery store and it was just gone.

I viewed this object myself for about 15 minutes, my neighbor was viewing it 5 minutes before I stepped out on the porch. The light was brilliant white. It did not change intensity. No blinking, flashing, or any movement that I could discern. My wife said she felt like it was shifting positions ever so slightly, but I did not notice this. The sky was clear and stars were visible.

We have regular air traffic in the western sky from our vantage point and have lived here for 4 years. My wife and I have not seen this before.

Posted 2018-04-13

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