|Occurred : 1/23/2007 20:55 (Entered as : 01/23/2007 20:55)
Reported: 1/24/2007 7:23:43 PM 19:23
Location: Seattle, WA
Duration:3 to 4 seconds
|Two red balls of light heading East to West over Seattle on converging paths.
My wife and I live in the Central District of Seattle, Washington. My wife is a lab tech at a pathology lab, and I work in library management.
On the evening of January 23, 2007 at approximately 8:55 p.m., we were standing on the back deck of the duplex we live in, which is on the 2nd floor. From there we have a fairly unobstructed view of the sky. We also have a good view of airplanes coming in from the North and heading South for landing approaches at SeaTac airport.
We were talking and watching planes, when I leaned my head back to stretch my neck and saw two red balls of light flying parallel to each other heading from East to West. They were at an altitude higher than the incoming planes, but lower than high flying jets. There were both blood red in color with a slight diffusion of light around their centers. No structure to either was visible. They appeared identical, and the size of the lights was approximately twice that of the landing lights on low flying aircraft.
As they traveled side by side from East to West their paths were converging, but they did not meet.
From my perspective, when they were approximately over downtown Seattle the two lights vanished.
My wife said that she saw them briefly begin to climb and then they were gone from view.
The sighting lasted a little over three seconds and we couldn’t hear any noise that seemed associated with the two lights.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness, and we found him to be unusually objective and eloquent in his description of the event. We suspect that he is an excellent witness. PD))