|Occurred : 4/28/2000 22:07 (Entered as : 04/28/00 22:07)
Reported: 7/17/2000 11:06
Location: Seattle, WA
|Bright green object flying fast northbound, north of University of Washington in Seattle
I was driving northbound on Interstate-5, just south of the Ravenna exit, in the most left-hand lane at about 65 mph when I saw a single fast green light in the sky moving apparently from south to north. It was to my right (east) and I saw it through my windshield for about 1.5 seconds. (I have a compact '92 Mazda pick-up).
My first impression was a very fast aircraft, which I rejected because the nav light should have been red and, given the brightness of the light, an aircraft with such a nav light would have been flying too low for such a fast speed. I looked at the vehicles over in the northbound express lanes to my immediate left but there were none which could have been going so fast as to cause such a reflection on the interior of my windshield, nor did I see any obvious green lights on the vehicles.
To me, the object was decidedly green. I also had the impression of a flat trajectory, and it left no trail. I also had the impression that it was wider than just a point of light. This incident was tucked away in my mind until I heard a portion of Mr. Davenport's interview last Monday night on the radio and he mentioned this incident. Unfortunately I didn't hear much of the interview, however, since I tuned in at the last sentence. Incidentally, I was returning from a lecture and had not consumed any alcohol that Friday night (and I take no other mind-altering substances!).