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Occurred : 10/26/1998 17:58 (Entered as : 10/26/98 17:58)
Reported: 10/29/1998 11:15
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: I-405 North-bound, between 124th and 160th, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3-4 seconds
A very bright tourqoise ball with a red tail, close to the ground, seemed to explode or flash out at tree level.

Driving north bound in heavy traffic on I-405 at 5:58pm, my daughter and I both witnessed an extremely bright turquoise and "sparking gold" colored fire ball streaking from south to north at a high rate of speed, and at a relatively low altitude. It seemed to have either exploded or "flashed out" of existance at tree level on the west side of the freeway just north of (maybe a quarter of a mile, above a residential neighborhood?) where the Helen Keller Elemntary School is located. The object appeared to be rather large in size, possibly 4-8 feet in circumference. Its's redish tail, blue in the center, red on the outter edges, and about the same the width of the fireball seemed to be nearly a half mile long. After the flash of sparks, there was no trace of the object in either ligering light or debreis.