On September 9th, 2018, at approximately 10:35 A.M., I was looking out of my upstairs bedroom window on the South Hill of Spokane. Facing north, I saw an object traveling across the sky that was dark reddish brown in color and was shaped like a disc or rectangle. The object didn’t make any noise or leave a trail.
The sky was clear blue with no clouds or other objects in view. I visually followed the object traveling in the sky from east to west for approximately five seconds when it dropped in altitude and changed direction moving south west of my window and out of view. It moved horizontally and sped up when it changed direction. The sighting lasted about ten to fifteen seconds.
The object was too large to be a drone and at an altitude that would be occupied by aircraft seemingly.
I am 38 years old, often looked to the sky in admiration, but this is the first time I have seen anything resembling what I saw this morning.
South El Monte, California
This evening, at approximately 19:50, I witnessed what initially looked to me as a “shooting star”, quickly transform itself into a fully capable and maneuvering aircraft. From where I was standing, I had a full view of the northern sky with the moon also in view (waxing crescent tonight). While conversing with an associate over the phone, this ball of a light quickly took my attention. Assuming it was going to burn out somewhere within the stratosphere or troposphere (as I’ve observed in my lifetime among “shooting stars” or meteors) I continued my conversation. Then, what I witnessed next blew my mind. The ball of light came to a grinding halt and I was able to actually hear this flying object. It sounded like a loud, “screeching”, static electric-like sound. So powerful, I was able to feel the vibrations under me. Hard to explain.
After coming to an almost complete stop, I watched it turn and head Northeast. I hung up the phone, and called my wife outside so she could see this object. I followed this object with my eyes from the second it’s light was identifiable to my periphals. When she came outside, we both marveled over this ball of a light, and watched it as it continued to travel northeast. This object maintained its physical appearance as an orange “ball” of a light the whole way through. It was very distinctive in a way, that it was very bright and orange. Easily able to differentiate itself from any sort of commercial aircraft. Serving in the Marine Corps for four years, I can say it was of no military aircraft I have seen before either. This object stopped almost midair. We watched until the light faded into nothing, as it continued its travels northeast I would say HUNDREDS of miles. All within two minutes. Anyone in the San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles Valley, anyone, anywhere, who happened to look up and witness what they “think” to have been something strange flying through the sky, I can assure you, was nothing ordinary or of our “technology”.
I have (2) side notes to add: Less than 3 minutes after the object disappeared, a loud helicopter was overhead, and in my area. The only thing I could see were the lights from the undercarriage and skids. It made a circle and disappeared. This may have been pure coincidence. The second thing I wanted add was regarding the noise I heard. The loud vibration type noise. I’ve heard this before and actually regularly for the past two years. The weird thing is when I have heard it, the noise’s “vibrational frequency” has been much louder and sometimes in intervals. It leads me to believe the area I live in or possibly the mountain ranges (San Gabriel Mountains or San Bernardino Mountains) nearby are being utilized as a some sort of entry point? I will continue to record my “encounters” as I feel there is a correlation between these anomalies.
Deadwood, South Dakota
Very bright round object above the moon that did not move for 3 hours or more in Deadwood, South Dakota.
There was a round flat surfaced object that appeared at about 80 degrees above the horizon, it seemed to mirror the sun and clouds, super reflective, which at times looked like a full moon yet the moon was below on the horizon in a waxing crescent.
Others watching thought it looked like a ringed object with an opening in the center. The outside edge of the object was very bright and looked as if there were lights that encircled it. People around stated that they had seen it from other locations in the the area from as early as 14:00 hours and it remained there, in the same spot until after the sunset.