NUFORC Sighting 111115

Occurred: 2014-07-04 22:00 Local
Reported: 2014-07-05 20:01 Pacific
Duration: 10 minutes
No of observers: 0

Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aircraft nearby

Three orange lights, triangle formation over Seattle.

The event I witnessed occurred on the evening of July 4th, 2014 at 10:00pm + or – a few minutes.

I was waiting for the Seattle 4th of July, 2014, fireworks to begin. I was facing north, standing to the west side of the Museum of History and Industry at the South end of Lake Union. I noticed one orange, non-blinking light appear high over the North end of the lake. More likely the light was over the Puget Sound. The light moved slowly south and did not change size, color or brightness.

The first light was then followed by a second and a third at equal spacing, single file moving south.

When the lights were directly due west from me (over Queen Anne Hill) the lead light turned west and then disappeared but not behind the high cloud cover. The second and third light followed the same route.

Once the three lights were gone, a single orange none blinking light appeared at the same point of origin as the first three. This single light stayed stationary. At about the same time this single light appeared, 3 or 4 Helicopters moved to the West and could have been below the light.

The sky was full of multiple aircraft and helicopters that night. The marker and anti-collision lights are VERY obvious. The lights I saw did not look or flash like aircraft lights.

About 10 minutes later an orange light appeared as before, to the North of my location. This time the second and third light appeared quicker and the three lights moved into a triangle position. Again they moved South at the same speed and route as before. The “lower” appearing light moved in and out, changing the shape of the triangle. Again once the lights were due west of me, they appeared to go west and then disappeared. This time the high cloud cover was going. They simply went out.

I did get pictures of the lights.

Posted 2014-07-11

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