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Occurred : 5/14/2002 22:30 (Entered as : 05/14/02 22.30)
Reported: 5/21/2002 11:12:46 AM 11:12
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:30 seconds
Anomalous bright light.

Facing west after sunset. Bright white light moving behind tall evergreen tree. At first it appeared to be approaching airliner landing at Seatac airport. I looked away for 2-4 seconds while moving to get a better view, and the object was gone. Had it been an aircraft it would have continued to be visible. As I looked in the direction of the tree I heard the rasping sound of an animal such as a bird. I have watched night skies for over 40 years, am a former pilot and have an excellent knowledge of all types of man made aircraft. There was no sound. This event left me puzzled.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))