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Occurred : 6/3/2004 02:40 (Entered as : 06/03/2004 2:40)
Reported: 6/3/2004 10:53:03 PM 22:53
Posted: 6/4/2004
Location: Bellevue, WA
Meteor sighting in Washington state, 3june04

I had awakened about 5 minutes before the event. I was sitting up in bed and saw a very bright light cross the skylight above. It appeared to travel west to east. Initally, the light was white, then changed to orange. Based on the brightness I would have judged it to be the hovering height of a search helicopter.

For a moment I thought it was a helicopter, but there was no accompanying helicopter noise. My next thought was a marine flare, but I am not near the water. Shortly after seeing the intense light, I heard a sound similar to fire-cracker bursts. I then thought it must have been a fire work, such as a roman candle, although it seemed much to bright for that, and described it as such to my room-mate over breakfast. I was relieved to have a more reasonable identification when I heard about meteorite sightings on late morning radio.

((NUFORC Note: Dramatic meteor over Seattle. PD))