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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1996 07:00 (Entered as : 1996 around 7 am)
Reported: 4/30/2000 13:53
Posted: 5/3/2000
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Other
Duration:1 minute
And lo, the star which they had seen in the west suddenly went before them and came to rest over the place...

On the morning of the first day of Folk Life Fest (1996), I was at the Seattle Center checking out the stars--one in particular, low on the horizon to the south suddenly sped west to a spot possibly over the Naval Submarine Base Bangor in Bremerton. It moved too quickly to be a conventional jet, and since it had been stationary, accelerated rapidly and then returned to a stop, it defies what I understand about current satellite technology. The oddest thing about it was that it must have been rather low in orbit since it produced sound similar to that of a jet, but without any sonic booms. Shortly after its sound passed, a jetliner passed overhead from the opposite direction, and its sound trail was positioned only slightly behind it, whereas with the supersonic object's sound trail didn't reach my position until the object had already stopped. Can you please send me information on Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)?