|Occurred : 7/20/2004 00:45 (Entered as : 07/20/1904 00:45)
Reported: 7/20/2004 12:07:31 PM 12:07
Location: Federal Way, WA
|Zig-zagging star(?) over Seattle.
At approximately 0045 this AM, while taking a break from my patrol duties, I looked up and noticed, what I thought was a bright star... moving. Continuing to watch, I braced myself against my patrol car to get a more stable point of perspective. The object had the brightness of a larger, bright star, when compared to the other stars that were visible, and, using other stars for points of reference, it was, ever-so-slightly zig-zagging, or tumbling as it headed toward the north-northwest. As it jogged about, its brightness remained constant. I watched until it went behind the clouds that were moving in over Seattle. There were no other lights that I could see on the object, and no con-trail. This thing must have been at or above the normal flight altitude that I regularly see airplanes at, and covered about thirty degrees of arc from the time I first noticed it until it went behind the clouds. No aircraft were in the area, which I thought was unusual as well.