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Occurred : 7/4/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 07/04/03 22:00)
Reported: 8/13/2003 9:34:54 PM 21:34
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:15 minutes
Triangular Ships Sighted in 4th of July skies over Seattle, WA.

This sighting occured during the fireworks launched over the city of Seattle. I was staying at the Best Bestern (sic--Best Western/University Towers) Hotel in the University District of Seattle, WA. I was looking out of my hotel room enjoying the 4th of July Fireworks. My girlfriend had a room just above me on the next floor. I called her up to tell her what a great view we had of the fireworks. As I looked out the hotel window enjoying the multitude of shows (there were about 3 different ones going on) I looked on another part of the skyline where there were no fireworks but rather 4 triangular ships that seemed to be doing an acrobatic maneuver. First they simultaneously shot out in directions: North, East, South, and West and then they returned back to the original positions. They were not behaving like fireworks, I never saw fireworks act like this. Rather than think they were UFO's, I originally reasoned that they were miniature models of UFO's that someone had rigged up a radio control mechanism to. I called up my girlfriend that night to see if she could see them. Unfortunately she could not. I now believe that these objects were the same type that were viewed in Phoenix, Arizona on March 13, 1997 documented in Chuck Missler/Mark Eastman's book, Alien Encounters. I bought this book because of the sightings I had observed this July.

((NUFORC Note: We wonder whether the witnesses might have observed aircraft, which perform aerobatic displays just prior to the fireworks display over downtown Seattle and Lake Union. In past years, a MIG-19 with pyrotechnic pods underneath its wings has flown over the waterfront, leaving streams of spark-filled trails behind it. PD))