|Occurred : 8/10/2002 22:15 (Entered as : 081002 2215)
Reported: 8/16/2002 7:21:45 AM 07:21
Location: Arlington, WA
|Star-like light moving east from stationary position
Me and a friend from Oregon were sitting out watching the stars when we noticed one of them move(after having observed said same for 10 minutes, indirectly). It appeared as any other star, being in a line of 3 such lights. Inclination was approximately 60 degrees to the eastern horizon, well clear of the hills to whichit disappeared behind. Visibility was excellant, with clear skies and no noticable cloud formations.
Altitude seemed great, significantly beyond that of the aircraft travelling in standard routes over the area to the south and north from SeaTac, etc.
No noise was heard from object, nor was it in what would be a "normal" flight path for a commercial a/c. Other a/c were observed during this time and, unlike object in question, exhibited expected blinking and noise characteristics of known a/c.
Object in question moved off to the east slowly but steadily. If it were a normal a/c, I do not see how it could have maintained stationkeeping for ten minutes before moving off w/o noise.