|Occurred : 12/12/2004 02:45 (Entered as : 12/12/104 02:45)
Reported: 12/12/2004 3:14:25 AM 03:14
Location: Puyallup, WA
|orange glowing object that drops smaller glowing ojects.
I saw a orange object roughly East of my location at about 35 degrees from the horizon. I watched as it travelled in a West/Southwest direction. It moved slower than an aircraft, but faster than a blimp. It did not have any flashing strobes that I can see. I live in the flight path of nearby McChord AFB and have seen hundreds of aircraft follow this route. This object appeared to be slightly higher than those aircraft approaching McChord AFB, and much lower than commercial aircraft for nearby Seatac International. As the object moved by and was now to my South, I saw as it dropped several, 3-4, small objects that glowed and seemed to "go out" as they neared the ground. I can only describe them as burning ember like, only they fell instead of rose. The object continued West and made small, slow direction changes, at one point turning back east before going West again. The object dropped a few more "embers" before it lost whatever illumination it had and disappeared. I could hear a faint noise that I compare to mabye a blimp enjine, too quiet for a helicoptor. I could hear the noise after the object was no longer visible. The ojbect did not move over the horizon, but simply stopped illuminating. I would guess this object was no more than a mile or two from my location and only a few thousand feet of altitude.