|Occurred : 10/2/2001 21:30 (Entered as : 10-02-01 21:30)
Reported: 10/4/2001 1:16:34 AM 01:16
Location: Maple Valley, WA
Duration:1 or 2 seconds
|The object sighted was the same size, shape, and color of a medium sized star traveling diagnally but seemed strange.
I was driving on Maple Valley Highway approaching, from about 1/2 mile away or less, the crossroad of Kent Kangley road. This is the "four-corners" area in Maple Valley. My friend was driving in front of me. What I saw may be similar to that of a shooting star but struck me as being unusual as compared to such. It seemed fairly lower to the ground against the horizon than a shooting star would be and also seemed closer against the night sky background. My point being that it did not seem to be an object entering the atmosphere. From my viewpoint it came downward diagnally straight to the right. The Object resembled that of a medium sized star and the color shared a likeness of a star as well. The objects brightness remained constant so it did not get brighter or fade out. The object disappeared then reappeared briefly before disappearing again for the final time. I would compare it to a light turning off then on again. This off and on effect occured towerd the bottom of the objects decent or line of travel. It had no tail or streak whatsoever. The velocity was not as fast as that of a shooting star. It had a certain amount of velocity but it just seemed slower. My friend had seen it as well as he was driving in front of me. The sighting struck him as being out of the ordinary as well. We would have just said "hey, did you see that shooting star?" or something like that if it had appeared ordinary.