|Occurred : 11/14/1997 21:05 (Entered as : 11-14-97 21:05)
Reported: 11/15/1997 17:11
Location: Edmonds, WA
|Summary : Mass of lights moving simultaneously from west to east.
I was driving west on 196th St SW,in Edmonds, when I noticed a mass of bright lights in the sky to my north. I could not identify what they were. At first I thought they were a squadron of helicoptors flying in formation with their lights on. I immediately pulled over and got out of my truck. I looked up and saw the mass, moving very slowly to the east. It looked to be about 3,000 feet off of the ground. There was no engine noise. It moved at a steady pace until it got to the tree tops to my right(east) and then dissappeared. I have seen many meteor showers and this was not like anything I have seen in 15 years of living in the desert southwest. The lights did not arc. They all moved in unison and steady. They did not change course. Today, the official explanation from the Pentagon, is that it was a "Russian rocket" which crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Washington. Why was it heading towards eastern Washington? If it was space junk, it would have had to be enormous. It covered about 25% of the visible sky. Which makes me think it was lower.