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Occurred : 3/8/2004 13:00 (Entered as : 03/08/1904 13:00)
Reported: 3/8/2004 1:26:35 PM 13:26
Posted: 3/9/2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:2 minutes
long, narrow cylindrical object hanging horizontally above Seattle for about 2 minutes, then disappearing completely in 4 seconds.

Driving south on I-5 from Edmonds right around 175th St. I noticed a jet flying across the sky from west to east. Then I noticed what looked like the trail from another jet, except it kind of looked like two trails from a jet real close together. As I watched it more, there was no jet, and the trail wasn't getting any longer. It was completely horizontal (north to south). It was fairly high in the sky, and as I looked at it more over a period of about a minute, I swear it looked like a perfect row of small windows going down the length of it. It also seemed to have a perfect, long, cylindrical shape, with the windows going down the middle. I could tell it was cylindrical because the top and bottom kind of faded as if there was some roundness to the object. I couldn't tell how high it was in the sky, but the object looked enormous. After about two minutes of watching it, it performed a 4 second fade out from being completely visible, to disappearing completely. I've never witnessed the trail of a jet disappear that quick after being visible for that long.

There is not one cloud in the sky today, completely empty blue sky except for first jet that I saw, and the other unexplainable object.

There's no way I was the only person to have seen it, there was tons of cars on the freeway, and the object was in plain view as you were driving southbound. From where I was, it looked like it was hovering directly over the Northgate area, but pretty high up.

First time I've seen anything like that in person.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with this witness. Possible contrail. PD))