I believe anything is possible and even though I've never seen an alien or UFO, I do think it's perfectly possible that UFO's exist. I think you could even be a non-believer and still see a UFO and be convinced something else out there exists but it might take some convincing.

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I discovered this amazing site that catalogs all UFO sightings in the United States and there have been thousands of sightings since the site went online in the late '90s.

Washington State Is Ranked #3 In UFO Sightings In The United States

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What makes the site even more amazing is the treasure trove of UFO sightings listed right here in the Tri-Cities.

Tri-Cities Has Several UFO Sightings Per Year, More Than You Think

I came across UFO sightings for Richland, West Richland, Kennewick, and Benton City.

It was a fascinating rabbit hole to plunge down and I pulled out 10 stories and sightings that I thought were pretty convincing that prove we aren't alone in the universe.

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You might not realize this but Washington State is usually in the top 5 states in the nation that reports more UFOs than other states. We were ranked top 3 as of last year.

Read All About 10 UFO Sightings Right Here In The Tri-Cities

We've compiled 10 sightings that were reported right here in the Tri-Cities on the National UFO Reporting Center site

Our first story occurred on 10/29/21 at 3:03 AM in Richland according to the UFO reporting site:

White Creature with Black eyes does hand signals afar

I was looking inside looking out of my friend's window at around 2:45 am at some objects moving in the night sky, they looked like moving stars. So I got my phone out to see if I could get a picture, I looked outside about to videotape them and something moving across the street from me caught my eye. So I started videotaping what I saw. It looks like a creature about the height of a 5 years old child. The creature looked hunched down. It looked like he was either waving at me or doing some sort of hand signals. The creature looked white with black eyes. It didn't seem like it wanted to harm me, but it was staring back at me... I was curious about it. When I looked again at 11:am the creature was not there

Our next story occurred on 3/25/21 at 10:22 PM in Richland Washington:

A slow-moving cluster of fireballs crossing from SW to NE over the Tri-Cities, WA.

Another UFO sighting occurred on 2/28/21 in Kennewick Washington at 9:33 PM, here's what the report states:

Huge black triangle with 3-4 lights on the sides floating above my house.

I was on getting out of my car when I had a feeling to look up in the sky, I looked up and noticed an object I have never seen before. It was a huge black triangle with 3-4 lights on the side of the craft. It was moving very slow, I didn't take my eyes off of it but told my brother who was with me to get out of the car, as soon as I said that it started moving faster and disappeared. Like invisible, I could not follow it with my eyes anymore. I saw it for about 15 seconds, I should have recorded it but I was astonished I was looking at a UFO. It was the size of a house just floating there. There was no way it was any aircraft I have ever seen. I will attach a picture that I drew immediately after I saw it.

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Another sighting on the same date above on 2/28/21 at 4:14 PM in West Richland was recorded as such:

Driving down Keene in West Richland facing Rattlesnake mountain. I observed a metallic flash in the sky, almost as if a light was shined on metal. There was no visible object in the sky and it was a sunny day with no clouds. I asked my husband if he saw anything. We both observed it flash another 4 times before disappearing towards Hanford.

Our fifth sighting happened near Prosser on 12/16/2020 at about 8:12 PM

A cloud UFO releases an object near Prosser Washington

I was with my wife, driving from Kennewick to Seattle. We were having a conversation about a movie we watched the night before. While I looked over to her, I saw an object that was being covered by a cloud. I have never seen a cloud that big and that close to the ground. I pointed it out to my wife and she initially only noticed the cloud. She didn’t think much of it because she’s seen a single cloud like that before. We looked again and a black funnel came from the back end of the cloud. It looked like a tornado or something that was heading towards the ground. But in the funnel, an object came from within it, like it’s hiding. It reminded me of a scene from the movie, War of the Worlds when the aliens traveled through the lighting. The object looked like an aircraft. There wasn’t an explosion or fire and we never actually saw it hit the ground, it was too far away to see while driving away from the scene. Once the cloud released the object, the funnel returned to the cloud and the black portion traveled to the front and the cloud disappeared.

Another sighting involved the military in Kennewick on 7/23/2020 at around 11:07 AM

Military aircraft escorting glowing orb south of Kennewick Washington.

My wife and I observed a military aircraft escorting a glowing orb south of Kennewick, , Washington on a date and time given. The military aircraft was following behind the object and continued the escort until it was out of sight. It approached us from the south from the direction of the Boardman bombing Range in Oregon and headed in a north-easterly direction. The aircraft had clearly visible aircraft navigation lighting. The glowing orb that it was escorting had no such lighting. I am fairly certain it was a military aircraft because I could not find it on my phone app that tracks commercial aircraft. Typically, military aircraft do not show up. However, commercial aviation and general aviation aircraft do show up on that app.

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Our 7th sighting from the database was reported on 5/17/2020 in Kennewick around 2:27 PM

Silent Red pulsing sphere moved from the south toward us then moved west until view was blocked by a structure after two minutes.

On Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 9:53 pm, I saw a red sphere in the sky. It was silent, and the red sphere light seemed to pulse. It moved westerly and my visual ended when it went below the roofline of the shop in my neighbors’ backyard. Initially, I thought it was the planet Mars, just particularly brilliant. But when I realized it was not stationary, I snapped a quick photo and then returned to the house to get my husband. We both returned to the backyard and it was moving and seemed closer to us and moved westerly. It appeared to have a whitish haze around the sphere that emanated about two times as wide (also circular habit seemed dimmer on the upper left side) as the red pulsing sphere and the aura lasted only a few seconds, then it returned to a solid pulsing red color (my husband saw it pulsing red and blue). I’m not even sure if I would call it solid. It soon was starting to go behind the large silver maple tree in my neighbors’ backyard so I walked! about 40 feet south so I could continue to keep a visual on it. I was able to capture several short videos on my iPhone and then it appeared to turn southerly and seemed to be moving away from us moving in a southwest direction and downward rather quickly. This whole experience lasted from 9:53-9:54 (21:53-21:54) before it moved out of my sight because a structure was blocking my view. I believe it was about 50° off the ground when I initially saw it and when I lost sight of it, it was about 25° off the ground. It appeared to be a bit larger than Mars is to the naked eye and I approximate it did appear to get a bit larger as it moved across the sky. There were few clouds in the sky mostly toward the north (none in the area that the object traveled) and there was no wind.

An 8th sighting for the Tri-Cities involved two UFOs crashing into each other. The event occurred according to reports on 4/11/2020:

Two objects chasing each other around night sky

Two star like objects quickly zipping across the sky. At first, they appeared to look like two shooting stars with no tails but they continue for several seconds. They appeared to be chasing each other. They quickly changed directions and almost disappeared but they then reappeared again, zipped around and finally were out of site.

Moments later a flashing light from the same vicinity flashed several times (5 seconds between flashes). We thought maybe they were an airplane light but they didn't change locations. It flashed about 5 times and stopped.

a 9th report involved a sighting in Richland on 3/18/2020 at 11:42 AM:

Lights in formation traveling rapidly across the sky

Early on the morning of Mar. 18 (?), I went outside to see the crescent moon and a couple of planets aligned in the southeastern sky. As I was waiting for the moon to make its appearance, I looked around and noticed a light about the same magnitude as the stars around it moving very rapidly across the sky. Within a few seconds, I sighted several other lights traveling at the same speed and direction. They were lined up across the sky, about the distance between the pointer stars and the North Star apart, heading more or less southeast from the Big and Little Dipper toward the southeastern horizon. As I was watching them, two lights seemed to be doing crisscrosses with each other. These were the only two that were not in formation. This continued for several minutes with new lights appearing as those near the horizon disappeared. At first, I thought they were airplanes taking off from Seattle (SeaTac) but when I saw the crisscross, I thought that was unusual! al for airplanes. So, I chalked it up to sunlight reflecting from the bottom of supersonic jets. However, just a couple of days ago, I was walking the dog at about 9-10 pm and noticed several lights in the same formation traveling in the same direction. Now I’m really wondering what they are!

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Our 10th story occurred near Prosser on 9/8/2019 at about 1:17 AM involving white and red lights in the air:

White and Red Flashing Light in Prosser Washington Horse Heaven Hills

I was driving to a convenience store in Prosser, Washington, taking the I-82 between Grandview and Prosser. It was overcast, raining and thundering. Noticing a bright white light on the side of Horse Heaven Hills, not really paying much attention but looking over at it from time to time.

As I pulled into the Loves, I noticed it was now blinking white and red brightly, then dulling turning off and on. I got out of my car and moved out to the side of the building and watched it. I was looking South - South East, roughly bearing 175 Degrees. It was moving back and forth East to West. I watched it for a minute before going inside to get a few things.

Coming back outside and still seeing it do its thing, I decided to try and get to where it was. Driving through town taking SW Bennett Ave. To Highway 22, I had lost sight of it and I could no longer see it due to maybe the top of the hill. Not having a place I felt comfortable pulling over I simply continued on home.

The National UFO reporting database has UFO reports from all over the country. If you want to deep-dive into more UFO sightings and stories, click here and enjoy. If you see a UFO in the sky, this is the place to report it.

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