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Occurred : 9/11/2001 21:00 (Entered as : 9/11/01 2100)
Reported: 9/16/2001 15:41
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:3 hours
colored lights stationary in sky on night of air traffic shutdown in USA 9/11/01

Id be surprised if this turned out to be a possible extraterrestial issue, but it WAS an Unidentified Flying Object (at least to my brother and I). From about 2100 hours we watched a tight group (seemingly on a single object) of three colored lights remain roughly stationary for about 3 hours (when we stopped checking) in the sky (about 10 oclock high) to the North-East (visible from SE Seattle, from ridge above south end of Lk. Washington). The colors were a distinct green, red and white. They moved just slightly, relative to each other, indicating some small movement, but over the period of viewing, the object stayed basically stationary in what was seemingly a hover pattern from our distance (up close, maybe a tight circle?). We were interested in particular due to the total grounding of all civilian aircraft that night. The size of the lights and intensity was about right for a planet, but the lack of move over time ended that thought for us (as well as the sharply varying colors). I would be very interested to find out what this was...I ended up guessing a military object of some kind doing some sort of surveillance in light of the NY City attack...but, the stationary nature of the object and duration of presence confounded me. Can anyone help with ideas here?