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Occurred : 8/8/1997 21:06 (Entered as : 08/08/97 21:06)
Reported: 8/20/1997 23:08
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Shape: Other
Duration:16 minutes
Summary : Noticed object low and far in Western sky just north of setting sun. Object was round and did not move.

Driving West Bound on 164th St SW (6th Ave W cross street)in Martha Lake area of Lynnwood, WA and noticed a bright round object in the setting sun light. It looked far off in the distance like out over the Pacific Ocean. It looked large. It seemed odd that it was large enough to block enough of the setting sun light to be visible and to aparently twinkle (emit its own light). Intreagued I watched it intently. It did not move relative to the horizon or the setting sun. I then turned south on 13th Ave W past ELDEC (Crane) Electronics and lost sight of the object behind trees. I then kept driving and eventually got to the Target store at Alderwood Mall (184th and Alderwood Mall Blvd in Lynnwood) and the object was still there and had not moved in the sky and still looked the same in terms of the light being emitted and the ability of the object to be seen through the brightness of the setting sun. I got out of my truck and observed the object for approximately 2 minutes! and said wow it just isn't moving. I went into the Target Store at 9:22 pm and the object was still there. I came back out around 9:45 pm and it was gone from the sky. I was the only one to witness this-I was alone. My background-Local person grew up here. ((Deleted)) Engineering degree from UW. Worked in Construction Management for 6 years, as a engineer for a ((deleted)) company for a year and I am now a ((deleted)) engineer at ((Company and projects deleted)). I have a lot of aerospace background from a general interest and my current employment.