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Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/26/1999 13:00 (Entered as : 05/26/99 13:00)
Reported: 5/26/1999 20:30
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Bellevue/Mercer Island (between, westbound on I-90), WA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:5 seconds
Silver rod the size of a 1.5" section of slender ballpoint at arm's length. Rose rapidly at 30 degrees for 5 seconds. Lost to view.

The object appeared like a 1.5 inch section of sivery rod, about the same diameter as a slender ballpoint pen held at arm's length. It was highly reflective, with no tail or wing structure, and no variation in the diameter of the rod. It left no visible trail. I heard nothing, perhaps because of driving with a dozen other nearby cars on I90. When I first noticed the rod, it was straight ahead and low in the sky. The distance appeared to be about 1/2 mile. It was climbing to my right at about 30 degrees. Within 5 seconds I could no longer see it even though I leaned forward to look as high as I could through the windshield of my vehicle.