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Occurred : 8/9/2004 08:00 (Entered as : 08/09/2004 08:00)
Reported: 8/13/2004 8:17:04 AM 08:17
Posted: 8/24/2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Cigar
Duration:approx. 1 hour
Four bright cigar-shaped objects held their position high above the Cascades, side by side, for at least 40 minutes.

I work as a litigation paralegal for a law firm on the east side of the upper floors of the Bank of America Tower in downtown Seattle.

On Monday, August 9, 2004, at about 3 minutes past 8 a.m., I observed from one of the attorney's office windows 3 small gleaming objects that seemingly were reflecting the sun's light, located at an altitude of approximately 30,000 feet. The objects appeared to be either directly over the Cascade Range or to the east of the Cascade Range. These three objects were cigar-shaped and hovered in a straight line, side by side like three dashes, and remained in that position for several minutes.

I did not detect any movement from the objects, and I asked two other paralegals to come look. None of us had a camera or camcorder. We located a pair of binoculars and I was the first to look. I observed that the objects were gray/silver metallic in nature and I think that I am correct in saying that they were reflecting the sun, and thus appeared bright. The object on the far right moved upwards slightly, and as it moved in those one or two seconds, it did not gleam. I suspect it was at such an angle as to not reflect the sunlight. As it took its new position slightly above and diagonally to the right of the others, a fourth gleaming object came out from behind the object on the far left, and lined up with the other objects.

It looked similar to these dashes: _ _ _ - I asked the paralegal with me if she had just seen what had happened. She said, "Do you mean that the one on the right blinked and a fourth one came out on the left?" She took a turn looking with the binoculars. The objects just held the same position. By now, it was approximately 8:25 a.m.

Although none of us were able to continually watch (I, for one, had a noon filing to prepare for the court), one paralegal and I were able to see these objects in their same pattern until at least 8:40. With the sun changing position, the reflection disappeared, and it was difficult to see the objects anymore. I cannot say exactly when the objects were no longer there. By 9 a.m., I could not find them.