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Occurred : 9/14/1999 16:30 (Entered as : 9/14/99 16:30)
Reported: 9/17/1999 03:56
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Federal Way, WA
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:30 seconds
Cylindrical, or cigar-shaped, bright bronze object with bright orange "appendage" underneath stationary at 80 degrees in SE-SSE clear blue sky seen through front windshield of moving automobile heading east between SW Campus Drive and 1st Ave. So.

While driving my car east between SW Campus Drive and 1st Avenue South in Federal Way, I saw a bright bronze, metallic-appearing cylindrical/cigar-shaped object with a bright orange oblong smaller appendage at about 80 degrees above SE-SSE horizon in clear blue sky. It was seemingly stationary. I saw it for about 30 seconds, but briefly had to keep watching the roadway as well. Remarkably noticeable, solid-appearing, sharply-outlined and apparently reflecting the sun's rays. The almost flourescent (day-glo) orange, oblong "appendage" underneath on its left side (or north side) was tight to the body of the object--not loose, or hanging. I noticed no contrail, movement of any kind, nor saw the apparently reflective, metallic shine change or shift. There was a stagnant air advisory on the ground at the time, so the wind was negligible, if at all. I lost it in tall trees along 1st Ave. So., and could not see it about one or two minutes later near 320th (main drag through Federal Way). The object was about 1/4 to 5/8-inch long at arm's length. It appeared to be at very high altitude. A very vivid, startling sight and my only UFO sighting since way back in 1967! I hope someone else saw this...