|Occurred : 12/12/2005 20:35 (Entered as : 12/12/05 20:35)
Reported: 12/12/2005 11:46:03 PM 23:46
Location: Seattle (University District), WA
|While walking north on 18th Ave NE in Seattle's University District between 8:35 and 8:40 pm on December 12, 2005, I noticed a very bright orange light traveling slowly southward in the sky to the east of me.
I thought it was an airplane until I noticed that it was just a singular bright orange light with no other lights attached to it blinking or otherwise. It was traveling under a vast grey cloud cover.
When I stopped and stood in the middle of a crosswalk to really observe it, it appeared to slow down even more until it ceased moving, then slowly began moving again. It slowed to a standstill and started again 3 or 4 more times.
When I finally saw someone turn the corner on the next street in the direction I was going, I stopped them and asked if they could see the bright orange light in the sky. It was much further away by then but was remaining stationary now and he said he could see it. He asked me if I had a camera. I said no. We smiled and went on our ways.
I looked for it again a few seconds later and saw the orange light was still stationary but getting very dim as if disappearing into the grey clouds above it. When I got to the middle of the next street I looked for it one last time but it was gone.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness via telephone shortly after the sighting. The witness sounded to us to be an exceptionally good observer, and quite credible. The object probably was not a conventional aircraft, given that it apparently had an orange light on its starboard side. I am able to confirm that the sky was overcast at the time of the sighting. PD))