|Occurred : 1/24/2007 20:36 (Entered as : 01/24/07 20:36)
Reported: 1/24/2007 10:26:22 PM 22:26
Location: Bellevue, WA
|Bright Lights Over Bellevue, WA
Tonight at approx 8:35 pm while driving West bound on I-90 from Issaquah, WA, to Bellevue, WA, (Factoria area) my son in the passenger seat noticed 2 bright golden lights in a northeasterly direction (over the West Lake Sammamish area, almost over Embassy Suite Hotel and Verizon buildings which are visible from the I-90 freeway).
Unable to look at the lights for a prolonged period of time while driving and so as not to alarm my son I initially thought the lights must be that of approaching planes landing gear. As I continued to glance from the road to the sky to my right, I realized the lights were not moving, were very bright, and appeared to be over one another like a bright landing tower pole, only they were in mid air.
The lights were very bright golden yellow in the center throughout and tipped on opposite ends in red, and were stationary non flashing lights. The brightness of the light around the objects appeared to blur at the edges. These lights appeared to resemble a long thin backwards K. The lights appeared large in size, each K leg spanning approximately 30 to 50 feet and the lights appeared very low to the ground (less than ½ to one mile up in the sky.)
As I reached the Eastgate exit, the top light object began to lift up slightly, then appeared to tip completely sideways and disappeared in a northeast direction very quickly. The object disappeared from view within 3 seconds. The 2nd light object remained stationary.
As I made my way towards Factoria; I pulled off into the Korean restaurant parking lot and faced the car northeast to better observe the remaining light. By this time I had exhausted all logical possibilities, such as weather balloons, Boeing testing aircraft, or satellites, and had to admit to my son that I didn’t know what they were.
My sons view was obstructed by the parking lot trees and so I decided to venture further toward Factoria as the road parallels the freeway all the way there. As I reached the summit of 36th Street (near the Bellevue Community college over ramp) I pulled over and dialed 911 and gave the description of my observation to the dispatcher and they referred me to the National UFO Hotline.
I then dialed the hotline, (bear in mind the light object remained stationary during this entire time.)
Just as I began to relay my story to the hotline, the light object hovered straight up slowly, paused for a moment, then moved upward and left (imagine the pattern of left side of a Y in a broken movement). The object then moved slowly in a western direction (parallel with us across the freeway) as I descended down into the Factoria area, where I then lost sight of it with the freeway above my head.