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Occurred : 4/13/2008 03:00 (Entered as : 04/13/08 3:00)
Reported: 4/14/2008 3:31:01 PM 15:31
Posted: 4/17/2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Oval
Duration:1 min
Large burnt-orange object hanging low in the sky near Downtown Seattle.

A friend and I were on the top floor (4th story) of my house, talking and smoking cigarettes out the window which faces west-- just north of Downtown Seattle. The sky was clear. As we looked to the north-west, near the Ballard area, we both observed a very large burnt-orange object slightly above the the skyline, about 3 to 4 miles away. The object was glowing and almost looking like a full moon that was on fire. Slightly above and to the north was another light that moved in slow, tight turns very close to the larger object. After about 45 seconds, the object began to change shape, it became more compact, almost as if it was flying away from us, and in less than 10 seconds, it was gone. There was nothing left behind in the sky.

After experiencing that, my friend and I tried to think of every option of what it could have been and still cannot come to any conclusions.

After posting a bulletin asking if anyone else had seen the object, a friend who lives in the area said he heard a loud "electric/static" sound and flashing orange lights out his window. Although he did not see anything, he says it seems as though a nearby house was on fire and there were lots of emergency vehicles with flashing lights, then suddenly disappeared and the sound was gone.