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Sighting Reports 2008

Photo Taken Of Object Hovering Over Mt Adams, Washington State

Photo of Strange Hovering Object and Enlargement.
Photo of Strange Hovering Object and Enlargement.

Map Showing Location of Mt. Adams in Washington State.
Map Showing Location of Mt. Adams in Washington State

Date of Sighting: July 13, 2008
Time of Sighting: 9:48 AM (According to Camera Clock)
Date Sighting Reported: July 19, 2008
Duration of Sighting: Few Seconds
Location of Sighting: Near Mt. Adams in Washington State
Latitude: 46.2 Degrees North
Longitude: 121.49 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: (At Least Two, But Exact Number Unknown)
Weather: Photo Reveals That Skies Were Clear With a Few Low Clouds Below the Mountain. (The Apparent Clouds Could be Smoke Given That a Forest Fire Was in the Area at the Time the Photo Was Taken.)

Description: Yes, there were planes in the area. In fact there were 3 of them looping around the mountain at this time, when the smoke already started. (I might have a picture of at least one of them, I will look and send it to you additionally). There as one large red plane and 2 smaller ones.) When the UFO appeared above the top of the mountain I thought that it was a plane too because from the distance it looked like one shining on the Sun, except that it didn't move anywhere. It was just hovering above the top of the mountain and then disappeared. I remember wondering: How did this plane appear there so fast and where did it go?

Another Statement From Witness: We were just staying on James' ranch in the tent on this Saturday night and the picture was taken on the Sunday morning at the day when the fire happened on the mountain. It appeared above the Mt. Adams and then disappeared instantly.

Update From Witness (October 1, 2008): There was something else there that day. I saw it too. I should have told you but it was so bizarre and weird. I didn't know what to think. Those planes which were looping around the mountain at one point stopped doing so and went to the right, away from the mountain. A few seconds later they appeared from the left, far away from the mountain, heading towards it. It felt like I was watching a tape and someone was playing with remote control. I can't even put it to words. (Note: The witness is recounting her experience in response to an Arts and Entertainment channel documentary that "debunked" this photo.) The title of the documentary was "First Contact." The documentary first aired on September 29, 2008.

Comments: Whew! What is this thing? I have no explanation. Many investigators don't take reports from the Mt. Adams area because the area attracts visitors who specifically look for UFOs. It looks like this witness found one.

Updated Comments: October 9, 2008: The A & E Channel Documentary referred to above indicated that this photo was a lenticular cloud or weather phenemonon. I have 35 years of experience as a meteorologist and THIS WAS NO LENTICULAR CLOUD! This is an object and not a cloud. Lenticular clouds do form in mountainous areas, but are more common during the stormy months when the winds aloft are stronger. This sighting occurred in the middle of the summer when the jetstream is normally displaced to higher latitudes (winds aloft are lighter).