|Occurred : 11/12/2016 21:10 (Entered as : 11/12/16 21:10)
Reported: 11/12/2016 10:39:44 PM 22:39
Location: Auburn, WA
|Object appeared to be on fire, but steady control, altitude and direction.
Sighting – 11/12/16 9:10 PST I, ((name deleted)), stepped out of my garage and walked toward our house. I happened to look to the generally eastern sky, and saw an object that appeared to be on fire in flight. It appeared to be perhaps 1-2 miles away and perhaps an altitude of 1000-2000 feet. We live just 10 miles or so from Seatac Airport, so are very used to seeing aircraft.
I pulled out my iPhone6 and thought that I had begun filming shortly after first noticing it, but later determined that I wasn’t and started. I got 21 seconds of video, but not nearly as close as at first. My total observation was probably just less than a minute, which means the object might have been moving roughly 100 MPH. There was little wind, when I checked the Auburn weather, the last report was just 3 MPH at 9:55 PM.
The object attracted my attention for several reasons. One, it was the color of and appeared to be on fire. Two, I couldn’t discern that it was making any noise. Three, it moved from that eastern view toward Seattle (a Northerly direction) until it disappeared behind a distant cloudbank. It appeared to maintain a constant trajectory and speed. Relative to the almost full moon (sky very clear for Seattle), the object was perhaps 1/10 of the size of the moon. I have seen satellites and even the Space Station in orbit, and this was not in orbit and dramatically larger looking.