|Occurred : 2/9/2006 15:30 (Entered as : 02/09/06 15:30)
Reported: 2/10/2006 3:28:06 AM 03:28
Location: Federal Way, WA
Duration:2 minutes +
|Bright stationary silver cylindrical object seen in clear sky over Federal Way
Yesterday, Feb. 9, at about 3:30 PM, I was driving south on Southwest Campus Drive when I spotted a bright sharply-defined silver-colored cylindrical object sitting stationary, apparently at high altitude, towards the southeast, at approximately 70 degrees above horizon.
One end of the object appeared a bit larger than the other. I watched the object from a stationary position inside the car, after pulling briefly into a center turn lane. The sky was perfectly clear, ground winds were from the North, and gusting (perhaps 20-25 mph). I watched the object sporadically as I continued driving (in heavy traffic), but then apparently it vanished.
Estimated in sight for two minutes or better. It was about 1/4" in diameter at arm's length.
I've seen many helicopters, small private planes, and commercial and military. It was markedly different from these conventional craft. No exhaust smoke or condensation trail.
Strangely, in Sept. 1999, I was in the same approximate location when I saw a bronze-colored cylindrical object (with an orange appendage) in a clear blue sky at nearly the same time of day. It remained stationary, and then apparently vanished.
One other Federal Way resident confirmed the sighting on the NUFORC site.