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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/25/2007 22:20 (Entered as : 11/25/2007 22:20)
Reported: 3/14/2008 2:28:19 PM 14:28
Posted: 3/31/2008
Location: Tacoma, WA
Shape: Light
Duration: 30 MINS
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Strange lights above Tacoma, Washinton.

To whom it may concern: I was just reviewing your site about sightings in Washington State. I came across the report of the light in the sky above Tacoma, Washington and wanted to inform you that I saw the same light on numerous occasions about every night from August to November. At first I wondered what it could be, my first thought was a UFO or some other type of object. The object would sit in the sky for about 10 - 15 minutes and then disappear for about 10 minutes, but only to reappear. It would only reappear in the same exact spot as it did before, as if it hadn't moved at all and was slowly flashing. I called a couple of people and from the information that I have gathered, this light is not a UFO at all. We have two military bases up in the Tacoma area who do nighttime exercises about 20 days out of the month. The lights in the air were possibly flares that were calculated to be shot up into the same spot each time...they are like a delayed flare that gives dark areas bright light and just enough visibility during nighttime engagements for about 10 minutes and is a slow burning flare. This could have possibly been what the other people have seen.

I used to live on a hill in Tumwater, Washington where I could see the light quite well. Unfortunately, I don't live up there any longer and the place I live now is surrounded by trees so I cannot tell if the light is still visible on dark/clear nights.

((NUFORC Note: Possible aircraft lights, we wonder. McChord AFB is nearby. PD))