|Occurred : 4/7/2000 05:26 (Entered as : 04-07-00 05:26)
Reported: 4/7/2000 07:59
Location: Des Moines--4 blocks east of the Marina, Wash, WA
|A large, very bright, light of the approximate color of a mercury vapor lamp, seen streaking north to south above southern Seattle Metroplex.
I am a paratransit bus driver for a Metro Contractor. I had just pulled over to the curb in the 22000 block of 6th Ave. in order to receive another assignment by radio from our dispatcher, when the whole top of the dash and everything around me outside flashed a brilliant electric bluish color--about the color of a mercury vapor lamp. I looked out the windshield and saw a large oval shaped light streak from approximately directly overhead, and a little to the east, as I was parked facing directly South. The light appeared to be oval in shape, and either very close or very large, which would be dictated by the objects actual location from my vantage point. As this object decended, at an estimated 30 degree angle, it appeared to slow down somewhat and disappeared at approximately 5 degrees above the horizon, which could be discerned by the naked eye. The width of the object was approximate 1/8th of an inch at arms length! This object was observed for approximately 4 seconds. There were no observed aircraft in the area at this particular time, which was somewhat unusual, as at about this time in the morning, Sea-Tac airport starts to come alive for the day. This is the second sighting of this type that I have witnessed in this same local, and was an almost identical repeat! The other sighting occurred at almost exactly one month ago, and was sighted going through and between the clouds. This morning, 04-07-00, was almost crystal clear, with some low clouds far to the East. I didn't report the first sighting because of time constraints-job wise- and due to the fact that I thought it was a really neat thing to witness, as I have seen many objects of this type when we lived in southen Arizona, and just outside the perimeter fence of Sandia Labs, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, many of which I have documented. The information supplied herein is the best that can be provided short of making a video.