NUFORC Sighting 171310

Occurred: 2022-08-20 22:00 Local
Reported: 2022-08-21 22:13 Pacific
Duration: 1 minute
No of observers: 1

Location: Richland, WA, USA
Location details: 286 degrees west and 250 degree west

Shape: Changing
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object

Near Hanford, cigar shape turned into single light, then left when trying to take a picture

I was closing the gate to my driveway when I felt like something was watching me. Then I looked around and saw something move from the corner of my eye and up in the sky I saw a lot of stars clustered in one area. Then there was a beam of light behind it with even brighter lights on top of it. It looked like a cigar, and started flying west. As it became more visible, the white lights behind it got brighter and it was moving a lot faster. Then it compressed into one bright ball of light and moved very quickly at about 250 degrees west by the time my camera captured a picture it looks like another star in the sky. Then I saw it reappear back at 280 degrees west in the blink of an eye, and it was in the cigar shape again with the bright white light behind it. Then it flew directly up and a bright yellow/red flash appeared before it left and it was gone.

Posted 2022-09-09

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