|Occurred : 12/16/2019 19:30 (Entered as : 12/16/19 19:30)
Reported: 12/17/2019 12:37:56 AM 00:37
Location: Tumwater, WA
|Lime greenish truncated surfboard-like light zipping overhead in a straight line & disappearing.
As I was driving across my employer’s parking lot at approximately 5 MPH (that is, quite slow, since there was a speed bump and it was dark) I noticed a very bright lime-like green light in my driver’s side visor area. Because of the overhang of the car roof over my head, I estimate I first saw it at about 145 degrees to vertical. There were three notably remarkable things about it: 1) Although I was only 1 ½ blocks from our tiny regional airport, it was going about 2 – 3 times as fast as even an airplane that was NOT landing, 2) it was shaped like an oblong with one end cut off, e.g. like a beach “boogie board”, with a darker area in the middle which seemed to be a stripe or stripes extending from the tip to the back, and 3) it wasn’t going toward the airport at all, but at right angles to it. If it had been an airplane, I’d have said it was flying quite a bit lower than normal flight—but then, I didn’ t know it’s size. Compared to the full moon up i! n the sky (not our recent harvest moon), it was about as big as ¾’s of a regular moon. Then after it zipped overhead (coincidentally in the direction my car was going) I followed it with my eyes, still trying to discern the stripe, and suddenly (very suddenly!) it disappeared. I didn’t hear any sound when it disappeared. My estimate is that is disappeared when 20 degrees above the horizon. I didn’t see any afterglow. I called a friend immediately afterwards, and that call is recorded as being at 7:32 pm. The visualization itself only lasted about 2 seconds. I was unable to discern from 911, the radio or my friend whether there had been a reported meteorite or whether others had seen what I saw. I haven’t read any internet reports yet because I didn’t want to prejudice my report .