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Occurred : 7/29/2004 01:45 (Entered as : 07/29/2004 1:45)
Reported: 7/29/2004 1:53:51 PM 13:53
Posted: 8/11/2004
Location: Puyallup, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10 minutes
Firey orb, moved slowly, silently, changed shape and emmitted strange glowing red balls, then disappeared.

Driving home from my friend's house on the early morning of July 29th, I saw a light in the sky. I thought that it might just be a planet that had come close to earth's orbit, since it was so big and colored kind of red like mars, but it was flickering. I slowed down to get a good look at it, but then I realized the object was moving! I really slowed down and pulled off to the side of the road where I sat and watched the object slowly float over me. I sat there trying to figure out what the object was exactly, as it really looked like someone lit a campfire and sent it into the air. The strange thing was that I could see something flapping in the wind on top of the fire. I really though that it might be a home-made hot air balloon(not one that anyone could travel in, more like the type where you get a large sack and light a fire under it and attach the fire in some sort of way. As the heat rises beneath the sack from the fire, the object begins to float and rises away), but the object was getting higher and higher and not running out of fuel. The object was about 1000 feet into the air when I first saw it. I got back in my car and drove home (less than 2 minutes away), but kept an eye on the object the whole way home. I pulled into my driveway and watched it. By this time, the object could have been 1500-2500 feet up. Here is the rather peculiar thing about the object though-- when it was extremely high, it sort of changed shape from being a firey orb to being a sort of elongated ember looking thing. You could tell the fire was dieing down because it changed from a yellow fire to looking like red burning embers, but very bright, but then it started shooting off red sparks/glowing balls. 2 of the glowing balls shot off even more smaller balls, and all of these glowing balls flew around rapidly. I ran into my house and upstairs to watch the object. By the time I made it upstairs, I looked at the main object and it was pulsing on and off. I ran back outside to see it again, and the object had disappeared.