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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/8/1997 19:40 (Entered as : 12/08/97 19:40)
Reported: 4/1/1998 07:51
Posted: 1/28/1999
Location: East Wenatchee, WA
Shape: Light
Duration: 3-5 minutes
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, The object emitted other objects, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
It was a ball of light that was orange in the center with a red haze around it. When it passed overhead it broke in two and continued on, and broke into other pieces.

The object which was a ball of light that had an orange center and a red haze around it, was approx. 4,000 ft. up because it just barely cleared the mountains (Cascades? Leavenworth area), as it was traveling from west to east, at a constant speed, little faster than a cessna. As the object was overhead, it broke into 2 pieces. The second piece broke away at a 90 degree angle and remained at a distance approx. 500 ft. from the first object and continued parallel through the sky. Both objects sent smaller objects toward one another and continued east when we lost the object over badger mountain. The sky was clear, no clouds, it was night. There was another aircraft in the vicinity but it was not chasing the object. The object produced no noise, no tail and no sparks. The other witness, contacted the local airport and was informed that nothing was seen. I contacted McChord Airforce base in Tacoma, WA and was told to contact the local police. I have also contacted MUFON and no answer has ever been given. I can tell the difference between an object re-entering the earth, like a rocket or falling satelite, this object maintained this altitude, and there was no tail at all. I have an AAS degree, with a major in engineering and computer science. I would like an explanation of what we saw.