Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: 3-5 seconds
No of observers: 1
Reported: 2004-08-02 02:32:00 Pacific
Posted: 2004-08-11 00:00:00
Characteristics: Lights on object
At between approximately 4:00am and 4:30am I was looking at the stars and saw what appeared to be a very high flying aircraft, flying southwest over the downtown area of Seattle. The movement is what caused the object to catch my eye, the object was approximately the same size and brightness of the visible stars in the clear sky. It produced no discernable sound. I watched as the object flew, at a slow and steady rate, and then appeared to vanish, almost as if the light of the aircraft had slowly faded out. The object itself appeared to get smaller. The entire even took approximately 3 seconds. I've seen 2 other instances of this type, in the same general area, occuring in the past couple of months. It is possible that these objects are simply sattelites, as I don't know what satelites look like in orbit, although I'm not sure they fade from view. I know they are not comets or meterorites because, in the two or three instances I've seen these objects, they are not streaking through the sky at a fast rate nor do they leave a trail/tail behind them. Additionally, the objects appear to be leaving the atmosphere ("fading") after a short duration, not entering the atmosphere.
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