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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/17/2001 21:30 (Entered as : 08/17/01 21;30)
Reported: 1/14/2002 10:22:53 AM 10:22
Posted: 1/29/2002
Location: Arlington, WA
Shape: Light
Duration: 2/3 min.
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Rotating white lights eminating from the sides with a red light in the middle

I was at the Darrington classic rock festible with a friend, we were listening to one of the bands when I just happened to be looking up to the sky. I noticed a small red light moving very slowly, at first I thought it was a plane until it stopped almost directly above where we were standing. After about 30 seconds of staring at this object I made a comment to the person I was with, she in turn looked upward and saw said object. This object seemed to have lights on both sides, 180 degrees apart, while it hovered above us it rotated back and forth so that these white lights made a sweeping motion in the sky. After about 2 maybe three minutes said object moved straight up in the sky until it was barely visable and moved off towards the direction of the town of Darrington at a very slow speed until we could no longer see it.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))