We may not be alone.

At least that is what the data from the National UFO Reporting Center indicate. In 2018, there were more than 200 reported UFO sightings in Washington state and Idaho. In the Gem State, there were 42 reports, while there were 160 in Washington state.

Only one report originated from Whitman and Latah counties. A Moscow resident reported that at approximately 9:10 p.m. Aug. 11 he spotted two bright lights "ascending very fast over Moscow" for about 90 seconds.

"One was where Jupiter is normally found at this time of year. The other was at the same elevation as Jupiter but slightly further to the north. Both were of nearly the same color and brightness," the man wrote in the report.

"However as I looked, the light to the north of Jupiter began ascending into the sky. It was moving very quickly, so much so that I watched for only 2 or 3 seconds before running back inside to call my wife and children to see the object. This was a strange event and I wanted others to confirm what I was seeing.

"I was inside between 10 to 15 seconds. When I returned outside, the object was still ascending. The light from the object seemed to slightly pulse in intensity, getting brighter then dimmer every second or two. My wife joined me outside but my children did not come out quickly enough to see it.

"As my wife and I watched, the object moved overhead in the sky as if it was now traveling toward the east. The rate of ascent seemed constant but very fast for an object that was clearly so far away. We heard no sound associated with the object.

"As it began to move overhead, it started to flicker more significantly than before. It pulsed brighter than much dimmer than before three or four times, then simply faded from our view. If the object was still overhead, it was no longer giving off any light.

"... It was the single strangest thing I've ever seen."

A "mysterious red and white ball of light sailing, hovering and descending" over Clarkston was reported to have occurred at 11:09 p.m. May 28.

A full list of the reports can be found at www.nuforc.org/

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