|Occurred : 10/6/2000 10:50 (Entered as : 10/06/2000 1050 hrs)
Reported: 10/6/2000 03:10
Location: Seattle, WA
|Observed a round, metallic object proceeding west or SW at apparent high rate of speed--object appeared to dissappear after 3-5 seconds
I was travelling southbound on I-5 at about 1050 hrs. Sky was absolutely clear with bright sunshine.
I glanced into the sky and observed a small metallic spherical or disk shaped object moving at what appeared to be fairly high speed to the west or southwest. The object was at about 30-35 degrees above the horizon and appeared to be about the size of the head of a stick pin held out at arms length.
I observed it to move about an inch and 1/2 if my fingers are held out at arms length. It also appeared to be rising slightly as it moved. I blinked and it was gone. I did not really observe it dissappearing, but I pulled over and scrutinized the sky for about two minutes and did not sight it again.
The object appeared to be a good distance away from me, but I cannot estimate the distance or altitude.
I'm a professional geologist employed by a local county and am trained in various remote sensing techniques. My job requires that I be very observant while in the outdoors and that I be able to estimate distances.
I've always believed that there is something to the UFO phenomenon and I've looked nearly all my life for one. This is the first time that I've actually seen something that I could not otherwise explain. I've been initially fooled (and excited) by aircraft and rubber and mylar balloons in the past, but I've always been able to identify them as objects of common occurence. This was entirely different -- I even felt that something unusual was going on, though I can't put my finger on what that something was.
In any event, I'll be interested to see if anyone else observed the object and if, in fact, it was identified as an aircraft, balloon, etc. Thanks