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Occurred : 4/12/1999 21:30 (Entered as : 04/12/99 21:30)
Reported: 4/18/1999 11:19
Posted: 4/26/1999
Location: Tacoma, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:10 seconds
I looked up into the night sky only to see a "comet" streaking across the sky, but then it made a squiggle and disappeared.

I had been visiting my neighbor and was outside saying good-night when above her head I saw a comet (I was facing south and the comet went from east to west). But the comet made a squiggle (as if someone was holding a flashlight and started jostling it up-&-down rapidly). Then the comet was gone. I dismissed it thinking it may have been a moth, but moths don't just disappear. This "comet" was orange, was flying in a straight line;then it made a squiggle and just as quickly as it appeared, it disappeared. Vanished. As if plucked from the sky. At this time, it was dark, but there was a street light directly to my left, thus my thought it was a moth that had been flying away from the street light. We've had a good view of the stars at night until last night. I did noth bring this to my friends attention as she was facing the wrong way and by the time I could have blurted out the words, it would have been too late. And I didn't want her thinking I was seeing things.