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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/27/1997 20:00 (Entered as : 12/27/1997 20:00)
Reported: 3/28/2004 9:48:43 PM 21:48
Posted: 3/29/2004
Location: Spokane, WA
Shape: Light
Duration: 2 hours
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
ultra-violet sphere hovered two hours no sound 200 yd.s away 100Ft in air

I groomed ski slope for 5 yr.s on MT. Spokane. I did not realize exactly what I was seeing untill about 2002. I believe what I observed was the plasma ball caused by the electro magnetic field around the craft. I could not see craft itself. Looked like a very large black light (ultra violet) at least 80ft. diameter as I had trees and ridge line to judge size and distance. Closest I got to the thing was about 200 yd.s I first observed it from the maintence shop about 8:pm took sno-cat up MT. was able to still see it most of time as I had to manauver around the MT.. Was able to get above it and observe from top of MT. Where it hovered at, was about 100 ft. above what is the mountaineers lodge, well below the ridge lines of the Mt. and adjoining ridge (curves around). This thing hovered in the same spot two yr.s in a row on the same date between the same time 8: to 10:pm (could have been there same time every yr. as it could have been storming snow or real foggy? The strangest thing about this is that both yr.s the other groomer (different guys each yr.) could not see the thing even standing next to me pointing straight at it. This was something you could not miss. Like looking at a red barn at 100 yd.s away.