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Occurred : 11/21/2000 20:00 (Entered as : 11-21-00 20:00 PT)
Reported: 11/30/2000 15:20
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Olympia, WA
Shape: Other
Duration:1-2 seconds
Seen bright, round, large white light, center very bright, duration 1-2 seconds.

Observed bright large light in Northern sky. Sky was partially cloudy, wind direction SW to NE. Light was high in the sky. Center of light white, intense, round. Light dimmed within 1-2 seconds, then disappeared altogether. No recurrence. Reminded me of a light bulb which brightens before burning out. My position: approx. 2 miles south of Tumwater Airport which is located south of Olympia.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness, and found her to be quite articulate, and quite credible. We believe she may have seen the flare of an Iridium satellite, but that is a guess. We directed her to the website to check to see if the flash could be ascribed to an Iridium flash. PD))