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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/1/2014 23:00 (Entered as : 1/2014 23:00)
Reported: 3/20/2016 10:39:10 PM 22:39
Posted: 3/24/2016
Location: Cle Elum, WA
Shape: Other
Duration: ?
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
This is a picture that I and one other person I know of took around January of 2014. It was taken in the hills outside of the town of Cle Elum, Washington, looking north at around 10:30-11:30 PM. As I recall there was no movement of the object while I watched it.

The picture was taken on a pocket hand held type camera. I have showed this to a number of folks, even several that specialize in astrological ((sic. astronomical)) phenomenon. They all scratch their heads and provide no explanation.

If the image does not load here I also sent it to your "loading images" web address at the bottom of the reporting page.



Hi Peter,

I will try to send the pic again but to your personal address. It is both unusual and beautiful. No idea what created this, but it looks most like a Christmas tree in the sky. Swamp gas... I don't think so. I hope you have some ideas and if so please let me know. Lastly, the pic is a very accurate representation of what I/we saw, meaning there was no distortion and the colors and extra "shock waves??" are not from the camera lens etc. On thinking back, I might have used my phone camera instead of my regular digital one.


((NUFORC Note: Based on the follow-up addendum from the witness, we are suspicious of the possibility that the image is a lens flare. We await the photo. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))