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Occurred : 11/5/2001 23:30 (Entered as : 11/05/01 23:30pm)
Reported: 11/6/2001 3:42:19 PM 15:42
Posted: 11/20/2001
Location: Lynnwood, WA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:<1 minute
dark silent triangular object 500 ft above Lynnwood on cloudy night

Was outside in parking lot of apartment complex trying to see the northern lights through the clouds. I saw something move out of the corner of my eye up in the sky to my right (north). I looked and at first thought it was a large bird. But I watched it and realized it was definitely not a bird. My guess (very hard to estimate something you see briefly in the dark) was that it was a metallic (dark metal...like stealth material) triangular object maybe the size of a helicopter or small plane. It glided quickly and silently (no noise AT ALL) about 500 feet (??) above the buildings in a south direction. I could see the bottom of it enough to make out something like landing gear or lights or something on the bottom, but it was dark. There were no lights at all. The only reason I saw it at all was because I happened to be looking at the sky in the middle of a city and well-lit apartment complex by a major street. I could make out the shape and bottom of the object because of the city lights just bright enough to allow me to see something...although just barely. I could easily have missed a dark object floating across a dark cloudy sky! I only saw it for maybe 10-15 seconds, as it was quickly out of my view and across the street.