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Occurred : 7/4/2014 22:00 (Entered as : 7/4/2014 22:00)
Reported: 7/6/2014 8:55:54 PM 20:55
Posted: 7/11/2014
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Changing
Duration:~5 minutes
Reddish orange lights seen above fireworks display location minutes before the show was to begin in Seattle on July 4th, 2014.

Just a few minutes prior to our city fireworks display was to begin over Lake Union, northeast of the Space Needle I noticed an unusual reddish changing to orange light that was far brighter than the usual aircraft in the sky. I could also see that it was hovering. I zoomed in with my binoculars and I could see three lights - red, yellow and orange. The lights were flashing from right to left. They also had a luminescence not typical for the usual aircraft I might see in the sky. I had seen several helicopters overhead so I suspected I could be mistaking this hovering craft. Once zoomed in through my binoculars it did not look like a helicopter. I could see the outline of the helicopters when zoomed in on them. I was not able to see any detail aside from the lights on this craft. I ran to grab my camera and zoomed in to capture it as the light turned southward and vanished instantly.

The following morning my thirteen year old son returned home from spending the night with friends and wanted to show me some unusual photos he had taken while situated to watch the fireworks. He had been on the west side of the city, on top of a hillside looking down toward the lake, and had a straight on view of these strange lights in the sky. From his vantage point there were three of these bright lights forming a triangle shape, without any lines or visible material in between these lights. He snapped two very clear photographs of the lights. He noticed they moved formation, not remaining in this triangle shape before they all disappeared.

I posted these photos to my Facebook page on July 5th. The only comment made in response was from his Aunt who was at yet another part of the city, closer down toward the lake from where he and I both were during this time. She had also seen these lights and suspected they were of UFO nature.

(I have seen on one other UFO reporting sight as of today, July 6th, 2014 - there has been one other report of this sighting in Seattle. It sounds like he was on the same hill as my son and reported a very similar description.)