|Occurred : 3/8/2004 18:15 (Entered as : 03/08/2004 18:15)
Reported: 3/9/2004 9:41:08 PM 21:41
Location: Auburn, WA
|Tumbling spheres observed with optics that disappeared suddenly in clear sky.
Slowly rolling group of red, green, and blue perfect spheres observed in the southwestern sky at about a 35-45 deg. angle off the horizon. I was in my yard observing a very nice sunset and noticed a dark shape against the sunset, which was almost over with. The object appeared to be in the flight path of normal air traffic [ there were five or six aircraft on their approach to SEATAC International]. It appeared to be getting closer as if flying towards my location. I ran in and got my 10 x50 binoculars and my 30x60 spotting scope and veiwed the object for a couple of minutes. Looking through my spotting scope the object was tumbling at about 5000 ft. alt. At first I thought that it was a balloon, but then there was nothing tethered from it, and the spheres looked too uniform and brightly colored [it was back-lit by the western sunset]. It looked like it was comprised of 6 to 8 red, green and blue balls in a perfect cluster shaped something like this: 0880. I had to move my spotting scope that was on the hood of my pickup because the object had moved slowly behind a street light pole in my driveway while I was looking at it. I moved the scope and tried to reaquire the object but couldn't find it. Only ten seconds lapsed before I picked up my wide angle binoculars and tried to find it once more. The object had completely disappeared. I search for it for another 10 minutes and gave up. The things that stood out most in my memory was the perfect almost molecular shape and the distribution of the most purest glossy colors I have ever seen in backlight.
((NUFORC Note: We have no idea what the witness observed, but his report appears to us to be serious-minded. PD))