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Occurred : 6/4/2015 23:45 (Entered as : 06/05/2015 23:45)
Reported: 6/5/2015 4:05:59 PM 16:05
Posted: 6/15/2015
Location: Sumner, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:10-15 minutes

Around 11:45 pm on Thursday, June 4th.

I wanted to go outside with the dog to cool off. We walked out the front door of our apt and turned left. She was sniffing around for somewhere to pee, and I see this super bright light, low in the sky.

The sky was dark, thin veil of clouds, could barely tell they were there. Lots of stars out. This light was odd because it seemed to be located near the flight path, (Sea-Tac is about 15 miles away) and was extremely low-–lower than the planes flying. It looked like a bright white light and I couldn’t tell if it was moving.

Sometimes I get self conscious watching the sky because I can imagine what people think of me always watching the sky at night. My neighbors had their parents in their 5th wheel near where I was standing.

I decided to get my binoculars out of the car and hoped I could see from there so that the neighbor’s parents couldn’t see me. I could not see anything from the car so walked back to where I had been. At first, the light looked like one bright white light but as I watched it, it changed to a fiery orange. That’s when I noticed that it was moving very slowly. I could tell because there is a row of decorative tall trees at the barrier of the apts and the mobile home park.

The light was above the trees in the beginning but it moved to the left, then lowered a little so it was below the treetops and then moved to the right about 2 trees over. Once it cleared treetops again, it got very orange and at one point, through the binoculars, it looked almost like two headlights. Problem is, I think the kids dropped my binoculars because it looks like double vision so not sure if what I seen was really how it looked. What was odd is that normally when I look through them, if I’m trying to zone in on a single light/star in the night sky these days; it looks like two but far apart. This light looked like two orange headlights close together, really close together. It kept moving to the right now and it moved back to the left one more time and t! hen must have moved away from my sight beyond the trees because I never saw it come out either side or up over the trees again.

This whole time, the dog was lying down in the grass and her rope was lying near my feet. Suddenly, a cat walked in front of us and the dog lunged to chase it and I nearly fell. I decided to go in at that time which was about 12:10pm. This sighting lasted probably 10 to 15 minutes.

It seems that somebody in our town had to have seen this. I am thinking it was clearly visible near Sumner/Milton border.

Many years ago when I lived on Wood Avenue, I had a most amazing sighting – the brightness of that light reminded me of this one as well as how low it was. That sighting lasted about 2 hours and it changed to green, blue and a most beautiful teal color.


Yes, Thursday, June 4th - sorry.


((NUFORC Note: We have amended the date of the sighting above. PD))