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Occurred : 1/11/2004 16:00 (Entered as : 01/11/2004 16:00)
Reported: 1/13/2004 6:22:13 AM 06:22
Posted: 1/17/2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Oval
Duration:20 seconds
Oval craft seen flying over Lake Washington on 01/11/04 at 4:00 pm.

I was watching television on the second floor of my house in Rainier Beach neighborhood.The television is placeed in front of a window that looks out towards the northeast. As I watched, a object flew view. I noticed it right away because it was so bright. Also, the 5 seconds I saw it, I couldnt tell it was any vehicle I knew that flew. I ran downstairs and out to the front porch to see if I could continue to see the craft. The craft was visible for about 15 seconds more before it flew behind some trees. I was flying a northwest direction towards downtown Seattle. It was over Lake Washington for the time I witnessed it.

It was partly cloudy, but the sun was bright in the west about 30 minutes before setting, so it was very bright. The craft was oval as I could tell and silver in color. What cought my eye was the very bright white lights on the bottom of the craft. Ther were two lights on the bottom pulsing left to right and back again. I have never seen a light so bright on any craft except a large airliner that is coming straight at you, but this craft was flying diagnally away from me.

After the craft went behind some trees, I saw a sesna flying about the same elevation and distance in the western sky. I think there is a great chance that pilot saw the object I saw. I think that plane was going to land at Boeing field. I hope some other people saw this because it was so bright that time of day and the lights on the craft were so bright. Also the area I live in is densely populated and some had to be looking up besides me. There was absolutly no sound that came from the craft either, which was very weird. The area I saw it in is also not a flight path for aircraft.

I work for a horticultural company on Mercer Island as supervisor to exterior installs. I have a bach. in plant science from the University of Idaho. I am 39 years old.