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Occurred : 10/25/2000 20:30 (Entered as : 10/25/00 20:30)
Reported: 10/27/2000 14:54
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:45 minutes
Sparkling contrails in triangle pattern.

My husband and I were up on our roof having a smoke when a strobe light caught our eyes. A few seconds later, we saw several faint stobes coming from a single point in the sky. At first we thought it might have been klieg lights, but it became obvious that these beams of light were not originating from the ground. They all came from within a single point up in the sky. While staring up, we also saw three contrails (not sure they were actually contrails, but that is what they looked like) that formed a PERFECT triangular shape - even stranger, the contrails appeared to be sparkling as though they were electrically charged. There were light clouds in the sky that formed an almost perfect circle around the perimeter of the sparkling triangle, and they were distorted as though heat waves were emanating through them. The size of this circle was about 3 or 4 city blocks. At this point, I became very frightened and ran downstairs to call the UFO hotline. I went back upstairs about 20 minutes later and the sparkling contrails were still there and still shaped like a perfect triangle, but the clouds were gone. We took a picture with a digital camera, but sadly, nothing showed up in the photo. After about 10 minutes, the whole thing disappeared. We were perfectly sober when we made this observation. We are still trying to speculate what we may have seen - military camouflage technology? weather techology? I would be interested in knowing if others saw it.