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Occurred : 8/10/1993 20:30 (Entered as : 08/10/93 20:30)
Reported: 9/17/2008 9:25:07 AM 09:25
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Bellevue, WA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:10 sec
Glowing orb/sphere over Bellevue Washington

I am not inclined to believe in alien aircraft and have a great amount of skepticism as to their existence. HOWEVER, after watching the ABC special last night about UFO's, I decided to find a website where I could report something that has always mystified me so that I could at least get it on record.

I'll be perfectly honest and say that I'm not sure if it was in the summer of 1992 or 1993, it's been so long ago, but I'm pretty sure it was 1993. What I do remember was that it was an August night in the middle of the week, perfectly clear skies, about 8:30-9:00pm, and I was driving home to my in-laws house in Bellevue. I had just turned off the 405 freeway and turned west (right) on SE 8th street. As you drive west on SE 8th, there is a large hill--perhaps 500 feet in elevation--that is about one square mile in diameter with many homes, etc, and on the top of the hill, which you cannot see from the road, is a high school.

As I was driving, I noticed a huge, luminescent orb--a glowing sphere--that seemed to be floating just above the crest of the hill. I would venture a guess that it was the easily the size of two football fields, and its glow wasn't like the glow of the moon but seemed, rather, to be illuminated from within. It was perfectly symmetrical, perfectly silent, with a smooth surface. It was so large, in fact, that I am almost certain it must have been seen by others. But again, there is a track and, I think, high school football stadium on top of the hill, so perhaps many people dismissed it as the lights from that. All I can tell you is, as a verified skeptic of these sorts of things, I was truly amazed at the sight: a completely silent (at least I didn't hear anything from my car with the windows down), glowing sphere that just appeared to be floating just above the horizon of the hill.

I was so mystified by the sighting that I drove up the hill (I can't recall the name of that particular neighborhood in Bellevue) to see if I could get a better look. As I neared the base of the hill, of course, it fell out of my line of vision, and I had to drive around the base of the hill in order to go up it--there is no access to the hill from SE 8th. It probably took me 3-4 minutes to get to where I determined the sphere/orb was, and it was gone (naturally). I must have driven around for ten minutes, to no avail. I told my wife about it as soon as I arrived home, and we both agreed that it sounded very strange. But, like many of these sorts of things (and perhaps like many of the reports on here), eventually the incredulity of it all made me simply let it go, and I've just always chalked it up to an inexplicable phenomenon. But, in all fairness, I thought it only right to report it.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD))