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Occurred : 5/6/1998 13:30 (Entered as : 05/06/98 13:30)
Reported: 12/12/1998 00:27
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Auburn, WA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:12 minutes
Heard airplane, looked up and saw silver sphere.

I was playing golf at the Auburn public course, with a co-worker and another twosome. I do not recall the names of the other two. The sky was high and clear. We had not heard, or at least had not taken note of, an airplane all day. While waiting to tee off on the 16th hole, our conversation was interrupted by the loud noise of airplane engines. We all looked up to see if the plane was in trouble. It was a DC-9. The plane was about 5000 feet(guess) climbing and banking hard left to the ENE. I was studying the silver ball, that the plane seemed to be trying to avoid, when my co-worker said, "Hey! There's a UFO!". The object was perfectly round, bright silver, and its diameter was about 1/4 of the length of the fuselage of the aircraft. The object was moving very slowly toward the nose of the plane. The plane missed the ball by approximately half a mile and flew away safely. None of us noted the carrier's name. The ball did not follow. It changed direction to E, increased altitude. We assured each other that we all saw it. We played on, checking it every few minutes. It continued to move slowly to the E. After several minutes, we lost track of it.