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Occurred : 8/19/1998 23:40 (Entered as : 8-19-98 2340)
Reported: 8/20/1998 02:25
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Des Moines, WA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:30 minutes
Multi-colored sphere shaped object observed in western sky for approx. 30 minutes, the first 15 minutes or so in a stationary position.

First observed at about 11:40pm pdt in a stationary position in the western sky approx. 40 degrees above horizon. It displayed multi-colors. These colors were red, blue or blue/green, and a kind of yellow color. The colors were flashing or blinking in a random pattern. After watching it for 5 to 10 minutes in the same position, I went to get a pair of binoculars and returned to find it still in the same position. I could see the general shape and colors but it wasn't close enough to make out any other details.After a few more minutes, it began moving slowly in a northwesterly direction and lower on the horizon until it disapeared out of sight. No radical movements was observed, but it was odd enough for me to call the local tv station to bring it to there attention.(didn't really know who else to call)