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Occurred : 7/13/2004 00:35 (Entered as : 07/13/2004 0:35)
Reported: 7/14/2004 2:57:13 AM 02:57
Posted: 7/25/2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Circle
Duration:30 seconds
Luminous round object over Seattle

I live near the top of the East slope of Queen Anne hill in Seattle. At about 12:35 last night, while I was sitting at my computer, which sits in front of a second-story east facing window, I noticed a glowing object in the sky. It was about 75 degrees from the horizon and moving from North to South. I turned off my computer monitor, as it was the only light in the room, and stuck my head out the window to get a better look at the object as it passed nearly over my position. The object was 3 or 4 times the size of a star and glowed dimly but steadily. Unlike the many planes and helicopters that can be viewed from the sweeping views of my east-facing windows, this object had no blinking lights from any visible angle and made no sound. It did not twinkle, like a star and was far too large to be a satellite. It was about 1/3 the size of my pinky nail held at arms length. It did not really emit light, but rather had just a dim luminosity. The roundish shape of the object and its glow appeared the same as it approached my position from the north, passed over and continued on toward the south. Before passing out of my line of sight to the south, the object made a sweeping curve toward the west appearing to gain elevation during the curve. As it proceeded west it appeared to descend a bit, then it paused for a second and then continued on toward the west. This event took about 30 seconds from start to finish.