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Occurred : 12/31/2002 07:30 (Entered as : 12/31/2002 07:30)
Reported: 1/1/2004 6:34:37 PM 18:34
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Shoreline/Edmonds, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:seconds
Large ball of light in the sky falling slowly to the ground

On 12/31 at approximately 7:30 p.m., I was driving home from work. I was driving west on Richmond Beach Road and turned right on Eighth Ave. NW heading north, toward Edmonds. I'm not sure if I was in the city of Shoreline or Edmonds at this point. The street I was on has houses on both sides of the street and trees in the background. There was no traffic that night, so the street was darker than normal. As I was driving, I noticed some sort of light and looked up and saw a large ball of light, pinkish purple in color. It was falling down to the ground, but very slowly. I didn't know if I was seeing an odd sort of fireworks display or if it was an odd kind of flare. Since I couldn't tell where the ball of light was going to land and the area I was driving in was fairly dark and without traffic, I turned around and drove home on a more travelled road.