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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/24/2004 17:00 (Entered as : 10/24/2004 17:00)
Reported: 10/29/2004 10:51:36 PM 22:51
Posted: 11/2/2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration: 5 minutes
A bending black rod hovering over First Hill!

I witnessed the object while standing in a gas station parking lot on First Hill in Seattle. It was a long black rod at about a 45 degree angle from my vantage point. The object made no sound. At first I thought it was a balloon. As I watched though, I noticed it wasn't drifting or changing direction. The object hovered in the same spot, just under cloud height. It appeared to be about half the width of an average sized airplane at that height, but the same length. I called one of the gas station employees over to see if she could see it too. She saw the object, and we watched it for about two minutes, when we were joined by a woman who wanted to know what we were looking at. As we watched, the object appeared to bend ever so slightly. It bent back and forth like this maybe three or four times, taking about 15 seconds for each flex. The gas station employee left to help some customers. The other woman and I watched the object for another 3 minutes or so, and as we watched, it moved upward into the clouds above it, until neither of us could see it anymore. I stood and watched for another 5 minutes in case it came out of the cloud, but it did not.

((NUFORC Note: One of two seemingly credible reports from same source. PD))