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Occurred : 7/10/1999 22:30 (Entered as : 07/10/1999 22:30)
Reported: 7/12/1999 00:32
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:3 mins.
Blue light rise maybe 20-40 miles away. Blue light for 3 seconds then small light maybe red/white (dim). object accelerated to altitude north of seattle in 30 secs.

My son and i were on my condo deck. i was facing south and noticed a briliant blue light rise up from the horizon (buildings blocking horizon). blue light about 1/8 the size of full moon,but only lasted 3 seconds, until it turned to small light which seemed to twinkle white/red. object accelerated up in an arc across sky and appeared to be at about the height of a satelite over head and stopped north of seattle then traveled south. It could at that point be mistaken for a satelite traveling across the sky. South to north travel time maybe 30 secs. North to south maybe 1 minute. Blue light was similar to flare light. My son turned too late to see the blue light but saw the rest of the event. I have been an aircraft mechanic for 23yrs. My son is 30yrs old and has seen two event years ago with lights changing direction (90 degrees) at high speed. event.