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Occurred : 10/12/2017 19:45 (Entered as : 10/12/2017 19:45)
Reported: 10/12/2017 8:26:31 PM 20:26
Posted: 10/19/2017
Location: Olympia, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
White solid light, erratic course over Olympia WA

I noticed a bright light in the sky, pretty close to directly overhead. It was on a course approximately 160 degrees. I normally can spot satellites around this time, I've seen lights that later I found out were the ISS or Chinese Space Station, but its direction was not correct for a satellite from what I've read. It' course was not a straight line either, making left and right alternating s-turns. I eventually lost sight of the object in the clads on the horizon. Lewis McChord airbase is to the east and I did not see navigation lights or strobes. I used to be a private pilot and worked at the airport for an airline as a gate agent for 15 years, so I know aircraft lights. It was a solid, non blinking white light. Being that it was heading away from me I doubt it could have been landing lights because those usually face frontward. I would guess that the direction took it toward the Olympia regional airport in Tumwater, but the movement was really odd, usually planes go in straight lines outside of airport airspace, and do not zig zag. The speed was hard to judge without being able to tell distance, but seemed to not be unusual