|Occurred : 11/14/1997 21:00 (Entered as : 11/14/97 21:00)
Reported: 11/17/1997 10:35
Location: Olympia, WA
|Summary : Cluster of lights moving from West to East (I think) very slowly. Similar to shooting stars, but much slower.
I was driving on a well-trafficked road in Olympia (Division St.) I believe this road runs North-South (I would have been driving North), although I could be wrong . I noticed a cluster of lights in the sky, all of varying size, and all larger than stars. There were more than five and less than a dozen, but I'm unsure of the exact count. If I was in fact driving north, then the lights would have been moving from West to East. I was not the only one on the road at the time, and I know other drivers witnessed the event as well, because many were slowing down and craning their necks. I also noticed some pedestrians pointing toward the sky in the direction of the lights. I watched the lights for 10 to 15 seconds before they arced toward the ground as if they were falling, and disappeared behind some trees. All the lights appeared to be moving at the same speed and in the same direction. I am unsure of their color, although my initial guess would be white. Also, my firs! t thought was that the lights were not aircraft lights, as in lightbulbs or some other electrically-produced lights, but were instead produced by flames or heat (which is why I compared them to shooting stars rather than planes).