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Occurred : 1/1/2015 00:10 (Entered as : 01/01/15 0:10)
Reported: 1/6/2015 12:16:31 PM 12:16
Posted: 1/7/2015
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:25 minutes
1-2 orange fireball objects in the sky

At 12:10 AM, I looked out the window to watch the local territorial New Year’s fireworks. The night sky was clear of haze or clouds, which is unusual for our area this time of year. High in the sky (much higher than the city fireworks displays), I saw a bright orange round ‘fireball’.

The object looked unusual to me, so I grabbed my 50x binoculars to get a closer look. Watching through the binoculars, I could see that the fireball was slowly moving from east to west.

After a few minutes, a commercial airplane flew from west to east, lower in the sky than the object, perhaps originating from SeaTac airport. As the airplane neared the fireball vertically, the orange fireball light went out, but I could see the faint circular or oval shape of the object since I had been tracking it through the binoculars.

After a minute or two the outline became fainter and I lost visual track of the object even through my binoculars.

The orange object reappeared after a few minutes moving lower in the sky from west to east. I had the other witness look through the window and by then we observed two orange objects moving from west to east. We lost view of the objects as they past our local tree line after a few minutes.

I have never seen this type of flying object.


Hi Peter,

Well, to tell the truth I am actually in Renton, but I put in a nearby Seattle area with a different zip code with a similar view in order to remain somewhat anonymous online. So you could use Bryn Mawr as the neighborhood online if you would like to be more specific.

I was intrerested to see that you seem to have received quite a few orange fire ball type sightings from across the country. Thanks for your reporting database.



BTW, if you are trying to pinpoint a latitude and longitude, I would estimate the first orb to be over Tukwila or Kent, WA.