|Occurred : 4/7/2004 19:45 (Entered as : 04/07/2004 19:45)
Reported: 4/9/2004 12:11:07 AM 00:11
Location: Vashon Island, WA
|Fireball and Smoke from Vashon Island to Olympic Mnts.
I noticed the huge what I can only describe as "computer generated meteor" heading west, away from my house on Vashon Island. It had the standard looking orange flame surrounding a red/black core. I called my mom out to watch with me. Within five minutes the object had dulled to a soft glow (our sunset is about 20:15 here now but the object was still highly visible). The light then completley extinguished and the object seemed to turn more nothernly, toward the Olympic Mountains. As it fell, dark black smoke trailed behind it. It wasn't falling quickly, like a shooting star, but as a "regular" plane would fly. We are just across the water from SEA-TAC international, and there is no way this was a "regular" plane. Besides the initial "fireball's" brightness and length, the turn it made was less of a "plane circle" and more of a direct shift in angle. The news didn'treport anything about the flame or smoke, and no one has gotten back to me yet about the reason behind this sighting. I do know that besides SEA-TAC, Vashon is about 60 miles north of Fort Lewis Army Base and McChord Airforce Base. I do not mean to insinuate anything with either of these establishments, just more to give the reader a location idea. This is our first sighting on Vashon. Both my mom and I had an unrelated sighting about eight years ago in the Bitterroot Valley. I do not consider myself to be near an expert in any of this, this sighting however left both of us a little chilled so we thought others may have seen it too..
Thanks, enjoy your day!