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Occurred : 1/4/2005 02:00 (Entered as : 01/04/2005 2:00)
Reported: 5/19/2012 1:11:13 PM 13:11
Posted: 6/2/2012
Location: Bellevue, WA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:2 minutes

Location: BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON, 2am JANUARY 4, 2005 NEAR CROSSROADS MALL At about 2am, on January 4, 2005, I was awoken by a bright light outside my large bedroom window. This light appeared to be a white, glittering (like a hand-held sparkler firework) spherical-shape and about twice the size of a basketball. It was about 30 feet off the ground, and parallel to my window (on 2nd story of house), maybe two feet from my window. I did not approach the window, but stared at the light from my position in the bed.

This light was on the western side of the house, which sits at the crest of a hill and looks towards downtown Bellevue and Lake Washington, beyond that. There are tall pine trees in the backyard, and the light was between a pine tree that is close to the house (maybe 10 feet from the window) and the window. So, whatever this was, it had to maneuver around many trees to take up the location close to my window. It made absolutely no sound, but was not menacing or frightening in any way.

The light suddenly disappeared after about 2 or 3 minutes.

I have since moved from that house, but lived there until 2007. That light re-visited the same location at least three other times, always between 2am and 4am, between this first event in January 2005 and May 2007.

One daytime UFO event did occur at the same house, around 4pm on/about May 19th, 2005, when a round, small, red-orange orb floated across the sky, being chased by a seagull. The gull would try to grasp it, and the object would move away from it. I observed them for a few minutes, as they moved above adjacent yards, then, above mine, and eventually above our cul-de-sac. They were maybe 50 feet above the ground. The orb was reddish-orange, and had a non-reflective, matte, surface. It had darker, circular spots on it. I initially thought it might be an escaped red party balloon, but it was too round, and did not appear to have a valve/place where air would have been put into it and no tie, no string, no irregularity to the roundness. It was about the size of a basketball.

Suddenly, both the gull and red orb disappeared, in the middle of a large open area above our street. I thought I must have blinked and they changed direction and headed behind some trees, but they could not have traversed the distance to the trees in a heartbeat, and I did not see them beyond or between the trees. This frightened me so much, I went indoors and went up to the second story to look out the window for them, for awhile, but never saw them again. They truly just seemed to have vanished!