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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/15/2001 21:30 (Entered as : 9/15/01 21:30)
Reported: 9/21/2001 14:19
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:over an hour
Non-mobile red white and blue steadily flashing light at 40 degrees in the west sky

We saw a light twinkling steadily red, white and blue (this is NOT a hoax) at about 40 degrees west over Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. It looked like a very bright star, even through binoculars, except for the steady red white and blue light flashing from it. It was as bright as Mars was when it was at it's closest to Earth. Fort Lewis is only 30 miles or so away, and Boeing field is about 10 miles South, but there were no commercial flights and besides, it did not move. We left after about an hour, so I do not know what happened to it. Among the witnesses: a chemist, a biologist, a teacher, a bar owner, an airline employee, a web designer.

((NUFORC Note: Our first suspicion would be that the witnesses were observing a celestial body of some type, but they sound like qualified witnesses, which might militate against our theory. We would like to know azimuth and elevation of the object, in order to rule out Mars, which would be in that part of the sky at the time indicated. PD))