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Occurred : 11/21/2008 19:30 (Entered as : 11/21/08 19:30)
Reported: 11/26/2008 4:56:03 PM 16:56
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:10-12 minutes
Slow red strobe light, static in position, high above air traffic

I am making this report hoping that others may have seen what I saw. I would also like to preface my report by saying that over the past few months, I have taken more of an active interest in the UFO phenomenon and its associated conspiracy theories. I find myself looking more into the skies as my belief system is changing as more and more reliable sources and disclosers are coming forward. Also in this report, I make no speculation as to what I might have seen; it is simply a report of my observation at the time.

On Friday, November 21 at approximately 7:30 pm, I and my wife were driving to Seattle from the Eastside. We were driving east on I-90 across the floating bridge between Mercer Island and Seattle. The skies were clear that evening and the brightest stars were appearing. On such on occasion, I look more carefully into the skies. I was driving and my wife was riding. I noticed the heavy flight traffic as many airliners were landing with a southerly approach to SeaTac airport over downtown Seattle.

As I was watching the planes come in, I noticed that in the approximate vicinity of the airport, at about 10 o’clock from my perspective somewhere between 35 and 40 degrees in the sky, I noticed a reddish light strobing slowly on and off (at intervals of 1-2 seconds on, 1-2 seconds off). I could make out no discernible shape, and it seemed very far away, perhaps over the airport, but extremely high in the sky (I noted the object relative to the altitude of incoming aircraft). It was a static object and reminded me of the red strobes of construction cranes. However, there are no cranes in that direction and it was impossibly high in the air for a land-based construction. My impression was that it was unlikely a helicopter, because relative to the air traffic it was higher than any helicopter flight I had witnessed.

The drive across the bridge, on which I had a great view (traffic was light that evening, allowing me to look around a bit). I kept watching for the two minutes across the bridge. Once in Seattle, we made our way (5-7 minutes) to Capitol Hill where we parked and went to a concert. Once out of the car, I could see at one point along the streets that the red blinking light was still in place.

I did not mention it to my wife as I wanted to think through it before blurting out what I saw. Today, we happened to meet a friend and the topic of UFO’s came up, which brought the memory back. I decided to report my impressions hoping that others might have seen the same thing. It was early enough and clear enough skies that there would have been plenty of opportunity for others to see the same thing. I noticed the light for at least 10-12 minutes from the time I saw it on the bridge to the time we drove into town and parked.