|Occurred : 8/27/2006 21:45 (Entered as : 8/27/06 21:45)
Reported: 8/28/2006 9:13:10 AM 09:13
Location: Seatle, WA
|Silent large white light changes to red dot shape, accelerates and vanishes before my eyes.
I was skywatching and facing north. Out of the west I notice a rather large very bright circular light approaching out of the west. It is on a straight path about the height an airliner would be on, a high flying airliner, heading from west to east. In the binoculars [8X42] there are no blinking lights, only a steady light, very bright and a white / blue tint color. The speed estimation is about what an airliner would travel at this point.
I follow it's flight as it nears a spot directly opposite [north] of my location the light changes to a smaller shape, but still round and whiteish/ blueish. Continueing east it increases its speed and the white circle changes to an orange or red dot, and smaller in size. Still viewing in the binocs the dot is definitely accelerating away from me on the same direct line. This intrigues me and I continue to watch for another few seconds when the dot just vanishes right before my eyes. It just was gone, I had a clear view of the night sky and it just sped away and vanished with no trace. There was never any sound associated with the object. In my opinion an airliner would have been audible at that distance.
I witnessed other lights that were airliners before and after this sighting. I could here engine whine. This light was unlike anything I have ever witnessed skywatching. Would like to hear from others who may have witnessed this.
My postion is in north Seattle, the object passed north of me approximately 5 miles. This is just an estimated guess.