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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/14/1995 23:00 (Entered as : 08/14/95 23:00)
Reported: 2/11/2007 3:25:52 PM 15:25
Posted: 2/24/2007
Location: Redmond, WA
Shape: Light
Duration: 23:30
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object, The object changed color
Re: washington sighting 1995


I recall seeing this as well, but I believe your witness has the date wrong by two days as well as what the origin of the light actually was--genuine yes, UFO, no.

On 8/14/95 (remembered only because it was a friend's birthday), at roughly 11pm, some friends and I were on the Union Hill Road (right in front of what is now the Microsoft Xbox buildings). We saw some truly spectacular lights up in the sky to the south east. We pulled the car over, and watched for nearly a half hour. It was clear that these lights were lightening up in some low-level clouds; never striking the ground (maybe 1500 feet? 2000?). It was a semi-cloudy evening, extremely dry air, and warm (68-70 degrees)--no rain.

The colors lit up as red/pink, white, aqua, green and an ivory color. After about 10 minutes of watching, (roughly 11:15) a Redmond Police officer pulled up and watched the remainder of the "show" with us. Because of the odd lack of actual bolt lightening strikes and lack of audible thunder and the funky cloud cover, some of the lights actually looked oval or round, but it was clearly a reflection of the light off/in the clouds. It was truly one of the most spectacular lightening shows I can ever remember seeing--especially in Washington. The air literally felt and even smelled "electric." As you likely know, dry lightening storms are rare in Wa.

The "storm" appeared to happen in a very localized area of the sky. Very near Union Hill, but I'm sure it could have been seen by anyone on Novelty Hill and the Redmond Plateau (perhaps even Education Hill) as well and seemed to be contained to one "group" of very puffy, white, billowy clouds. For as long as I watched these lights, I have no doubt that it was just a very cool weather anomaly all friends and the Redmond Officer all agreed that is was lightening, albeit very strange lightening. The color flashes would have been really wild if you were on top of one of those hills which are about 500-800ft in elevation.

As far as I know, the "storm" was never reported, which I thought was odd since it lasted for about a half hour and it was so vivid. I recall watching the news the following day to see if it would end up on the weather report, but if it did, I never caught it.

It may be worth noting that the officer got no calls on his radio while he stood with us on the shoulder of the road, and he was with us for 15-20 minutes. I don't recall him radioing anything in either.

Original Report:

Occurred : 8/16/1995 23:30 (Entered as : 08/16/1995 23:30)
Reported: 10/18/2003 5:19:37 AM 05:19
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Redmond, WA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:5 minutes

redmond washington sighting 1995 in one evening in the summer of 1995, when i was living in redmond, washington i was in bed with my girlfriend and my dog was in the room in her basket, we were watching tv it was about half past 11 at night give or take 15 minutes.

All of a sudden the dog started crying put its tail under her legs and hid, and then as if on cue this blinding red light came through the blinds and felt a humming in my body but could not hear anything,

my girlfriend who was right next to me at the time felt exactly the same thing, we were both scared to death i have read a lot of books and seen a lot of documenterys on ufo's and aliens and this has convinced me and definately convinced my girlfriend who was not a beleiver in this. we both tried to peer through the blinds but the light was just too blinding it was just hovering above our house and where we lived in redmond was on the top of a hill over a valley so there was absolutely no doubt that this is indeed genuine.

i now live in london and have done since early 1996 and i hope the zip code i gave you is correct because i do not have my u.s. license anymore and the zip im pretty sure is correct.

this craft if i may call it that was incredibly bright and huge and would be amazed if nobody else saw this craft, i cant stop thinking about this sighting it really has got me hooked on trying to find the truth behind all of these sightings and beleive me they do exist i just hope that a member of the public from redmond also saw this and could verify my story.

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

((NUFORC Addendum: Date of original event may have been August 14, and the source of this report asserts. PD))