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Occurred : 1/3/1998 02:30 (Entered as : 01/03/98 2:30)
Reported: 12/11/1998 19:43
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: I-90 (westbound, just before the mountains), WA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5sec
A green sphere was spotted which was innitially percieved as a firework.

I am an 18 year old college student. As my father and I traveled west along I-90, we saw a blue-green sphere (or light that made a large sphere shape). It was about 2:30AM and we were headed home from WSU where we had just dropped off my older brother. The light shot up from above the mountains making a parabola path. It went up at about the same speed as a large firework and then came down. At that moment I percieved the light to be a firework. Then we saw it come out from the mountains farther to the left. It shot out of view. Now after this happened shivers shook all through my body. The second look assured me it was no firework. I looked to my dad and asked "what was that?" My dad is the absolute biggest sceptic so he passed it off as a meteor. He said "it must have been a meteor." I replied "meteors don't arc like that and fly away." He didn't want to talk about it anymore. It looked very large and very far away. It was about half the size of the moon but it seemed to be right over the mountains. This is the best part. The paper the next morning (the next day) had an article on the sighting! It was in the Tacoma News Tribune! My dad showed me and the family. The article said that seven people had called and others were sure to have seen it. That is how big this object was! We were miles from anyone on the east side of the mountains and we saw it! These people saw it undoubtable from the opposite side of the mountains. It would be great if you read that article even though it has no description of the object.