Occurred: 2000-11-03 00:45 Local
Reported: 2000-11-03 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 2-3 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Shape: Light

Bright, star-like, floating object descending in western sky.

Driving my Buick down the steep driveway to the security garage of my apartment building, I applied the brake to grab and operate the garage door-opener in my purse. I happened to glance upward: at the top center of the windshield, just above the steering wheel, in the western sky, fell a star-like object, in a zig-zag, almost floating fashion, slightly toward the north. It was slightly dimmer than what Venus has been recently; at first I thought it was a meteor - but it seemed more "lightweight", as an ash or cinder would have fallen. It was silvery-whitish-blue in color, and didn't change in color, a bit sparkly, but more like a planet than a star. If it were to break into the atmosphere and "land", it would have fallen a few miles beyond west Seattle, into Puget Sound - not as far in distance as the Pacific Ocean. If this thing had behaved like a normal meteor, I would never have phoned the UFO Center...I even looked up information, hoping a meteor shower was in progress...but I understand the Taurid meteor showers are not expected until close to 11/09/00. If an investigator were to call, all I could do in addition to this report would be to trace the object's pattern from the top of the windshield to its descending northern position as it went beyond the shrubery at the top of the driveway. Wish I could be of more assistance. I only hope other callers have reported to you from better vantage points.


Correct time is after midnight, not during midday. We have corrected the time here. PD

Posted 2000-12-02

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