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Occurred : 12/2/2009 03:24 (Entered as : 120209 03:24)
Reported: 12/2/2009 2:23:54 PM 14:23
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5-10 seconds
Bright hot object leaving trail over Seattle in early morning of December 2nd, 2009

I am quite used to seeing planes coming in from the north low in the sky as they prepare to descend onto the Sea-Tac airport, flying by on frequency of maybe one or two every thirty minutes. Their lights catch my attention but are usually no brighter than passing headlights on the highway. From my eastern facing position they cruise across my view from north to south.

However Last night at exactly 3:24 a.m. the sky lit up from an object streaking across the sky from west to east. It was moving at a considerable pace and was quite different than the objects I am used to seeing out this window. If you can say that the sun in the sky is about the size of a quarter were you to hold one up in the air, this object was about the size of a lentil bean in that perspective. Unlike the lights of the planes which have a cool value to their hue this object was warm and bright like an arc weld almost too bright to look at. This brightness caused a halo effect around the object which tapered off into a streaking tail which dithered behind it.

When I say this object was bright I mean that it lit up the sky and the buildings in first hill. It was bright enough to illuminate the facing walls of the taller buildings, the roofs as it passed over head and to silhouette the buildings as it passed to their opposite sides.

The brightness was enough to catch my attention away from my computer screen and I had just enough time to stand up in disbelief and watch it cruise past the buildings as stated heading east. The angle of entry was more level with the horizon than steep otherwise I am convinced it would have hit the tallest building in my view. Of course that is dependent on my relative position and perspective to the event, I actually do not know how high or how big this object actually was though I relate here to you my best account of what I viewed.

It was enough though to scare my cat out of the window and into hiding.

The event lasted 5 to 10 seconds I estimate and I did not have time to photograph the event. I make no assumptions as to what I saw. I found your site's infor while looking for anything on the net about this and came across this article from 2004 which listed your organization:

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with this witness