|Occurred : 10/15/2001 20:22 (Entered as : 101501 20:45)
Reported: 10/15/2001 9:22:21 PM 21:22
Location: Port Orchard, WA
|Large blue circular object observed falling at a 45 degree angle in Kitsap County.
I was traveling north on Hwy 16 from Gig Harbor to Port Orchard and was approximately 6 miles south of Port Orchard when I saw something very bright on my left (west) side. I looked out my window and saw a bright object traveling down at a 45 degree angle from south to north fairly fast. When the light caught my attention I thought that it was a shooting star but as soon as I saw it realized that it was much larger than any shooting star I've ever seen. It was round, slightly larger than a quarter (1 1/2 inch diameter) and was blue in the center surrounded by a white halo that extended approx. 3 inches around the circle. I lost sight of it when it disappeared below the tree line. I expected to hear the sound of an explosion, but heard nothing and called my husband who told me to call 911 immediately.
((NUFORC Note: Event occurred at 20:21::52 hrs. (Pacific Daylight Time), as reported by Mr. Ed Majden, astronomer, Courtenay, B.C.. We have changed the time above. PD))