Adventurous gals that we are, Kim led us on a trek to a place at the base of Mt. Adams to sky watch. We left Hood River at sunset, and arrived at this place in the pitch-blackness of a summer evening. After signing in by the light of a flashlight held by an acolyte of the UFO movement, we were asked if we had brought digital cameras. When we told him we had, he went on to tell us that there was plenty of "orb activity" happening that evening, and that digital cameras were especially good at capturing images of the orbs. This explained all the flashing lights and excited whispers in the meadow we were walking toward. A girl appeared out of the darkness on the path in front of us, holding out her digital camera to show us some orbs she had just photographed.
(photo borrowed from this site)
Here's a video taken with an infrared camera. The orbs seem much less like dust particles when seen in motion.
We lay down our blankets and looked up at the amazing night sky spread out above us like a glittering light show, the milky way stretched across from horizon to horizon. Our hosts sat on the edge of the clearing in patio chairs, using laser pointers to track the "ships" moving through the sky in trajectories that looked suspiciously like those of satellites.
At one point a guy came in from the other side of the meadow, claiming he'd been knocked to the ground by an invisible force several times as he made his way back to the group. You never know...maybe bigfoot has cosmic connections, too.
We heard stories of fairy sightings the night before (apparently we'd "just missed them"), as well as an incident involving a seemingly 200 foot tall alien being stepping out of a light-filled cave on the side of the mountain. "No shit?", we said. He told us that they couldn't have been that huge - the aliens were just projecting a giant holographic image to "mess with us." He did say they had a videotape of it, though. We were too busy wondering what the hell we'd gotten ourselves into to think about asking to see it.