|Occurred : 11/16/2000 23:00 (Entered as : 11-16-00 23:00)
Reported: 11/17/2000 00:02
Location: Auburn, WA
|Bright flash of light seen in the sky and apparently headed directly under a commercial airline flight headed for SeaTac Airport
At approximately 23:00 hrs on Wednesday, Nov 16, I was having a cigarette facing out the back door of my house. Suddenly a fireball appeared, resembling the shape of the afterburners on a military jet. It was whitish yellow in color. It moved quickly across the sky from east to west and seemed to be traveling directly under a commercial airline flight that was landing at that time. I was actually afraid the object would collide with the airliner. I stepped out side and did hear the sound of engines but could not determine if it was from the airliner or from the object. I believe anyone looking from the airliner would have seen it. It was a 3/4 moon, and a clear night.
((NUFORC Note: Many reports of this event, seen from as far south as Eugene, OR, and from as far north as British Columbia. We believe a correct time is 2308 hrs.. PD))