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Occurred : 8/2/2015 23:35 (Entered as : 08/02/15 23:35)
Reported: 8/7/2015 8:15:23 AM 08:15
Posted: 8/13/2015
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:6 seconds
Aug. 2nd, near Port Townsend, WA. 6 second, huge expanding flame/fire--massive and suddenly disappeared.

Aug. 2, 2015/2335 hrs. Huge Explosion in the North East sky, viewed from 12 miles south of Port Townsend, WA. (48.03.23 N.Lat.) An immense explosion occurred low on the horizon, above what appeared to be Whidbey Island (US Navy Base).

There appeared an (apparent) ground/sea based (Laser ??) instantaneous streak upward (approx. 45 degrees) just prior to an enormous sky explosion - lasting approx. 6 seconds - of red/orange/yellow fire-flame expanding in height and width. No smoke or steam, and not even remote trailing or falling debris, as in a SAM (Surface to Air missile) or from an aircraft collision. Nor was there a SAM tail or winding search of such.

This was an enormous red/orange “FIRE,” expanding all consuming explosion; the visual lasting approximately 6 seconds. And then in an instant disappeared.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke via telephone with the witness, and he sounded to us to be sincere and sober-minded. We suspect that he is a highly reliable witness. PD))