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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/9/1999 20:35 (Entered as : 07/09/99 20:35)
Reported: 7/10/1999 12:10
Posted: 7/14/1999
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Light
Duration: 10-14 seconds
Characteristics: The object changed color
A bright light about the sized of a dime appeared, high in the NE sky. It lasted for about 5 seconds, then dropped immediately to about the size of a pea for about 3-5 seconds. It then dropped to the brightness of a second magnitude star and started moving left to right at the speed of a satellite for about 3-5 seconds, then disappeared.

Two of us were sitting in the yard about 10:35 p.m. watching a fireworks display that was being launched by a private party on Lake Washington near Medina. All of a sudden a large light appeared to have been switched on high the sky in the ENE direction. It was so bright that it caught our attention out of the corner of our eye. It was yellowish to white, and appeared to be just about the size of a dime. After watching it stationary in the sky for about 5 seconds, the light immediately diminished to about the size of a pea and appeared white. There was no movement. About 5 seconds later the light dropped to about the size of a bright star, still with no movement. A second after this change in size, the light started moving right to left about the speed of a satellite. Movement lasted for about another 5 seconds, and then immediately disappeared. The sky was beautiful. No clouds at all. The object or light was about 65-70 degrees from the horizon. About the same level as the N. star. Because of size the initial light appeared relatively close. After it had dropped to the size of a bright star, it appeared to be at least satellite altitude.