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Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/15/2002 23:59 (Entered as : 12/15/02 24:00)
Reported: 12/16/2002 7:36:10 PM 19:36
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Disk
Duration:One hour +
((NUFORC Note: We suspect that the most likely cause of the sighting may have been either twinkling stars, or the landing lights on distant airliners approaching Seattle. PD))

We saw a row of different colored lights north of house, some distance away for at least an hour.

My wife asked me to go outside and observe stationery lights due north of our yard on Capitol Hill in Seattle in the direction of Mt Baker. The row of lights were of difference colors and were not quite horizonal to the ground. The lights appeared to be some distance, we could not judge distance or the size of the object. I appeared to be large. We had a high powered telescope, but could not get it work properly. We also had binoculers which worked fine. We observed a red light break away from the row of lights. We also saw a faint whitish beam come off now and then from the end of the lowest part of the object.

Our house is near the flight path of SeaTac Airport and commercial planes came between us and the object.

The weather conditions were terrable. It was raining and the wind was blowing at 10 to 20 miles an hour. Since I could not focus on the object with the telescope, we finally went inside.

We took digital photos, but the camera I have is an early model and does not function well at night.

I am a real estate appraiser and my wife is a homemaker. We are both college grads.