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Occurred : 12/13/2004 22:15 (Entered as : 12/13/2004 22:15)
Reported: 12/14/2004 4:00:04 PM 16:00
Posted: 12/14/2004
Location: Seattle, WA
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Duration:2 seconds
Hi Mr. Davenport: Just spoke to you about the "meteorite" that I saw or think I saw last night,Dec. 13, 2004 at approximately 10:15 to 10:30 pm. I was out walking my dog, came to a spot on the bluff where I can see the Sound clearly as well as the mountains and across to the Olympic Peninsula. The sky was scattered with clouds, probably mostly clear, but as I looked to the West, I could seen an extremely bright object fiery object, the size of a baseball, that seemed to come from above a low-lying cloud and shot downwards from a slightly easterly direction toward the West. My impression was that the object must have hit the water somewhere west, beyond the midpoint between West Seattle and Bainbridge Island.

I could not clearly see where in the water it landed, mainly because there are some trees that would block my view, but as you said to me, and as I ponder it more, it seemed that it fell down below the horizon line. At one point, I was certainly above it. It took no more than a couple of seconds to move out of my sight down toward water. I now wonder if it may have been something that fell off a plane or was shot up into the air and fell downwards? The reason I say this is because of what you said to me in our conversation: it made no sound or if it did, it was not much of one. It was, however, very bright. I looked around the water and saw a ferry crossing from Bainbridge Island going toward Seattle. The boat was past where it might have landed, in my mind’s eye anyway. I even checked with the ferry service to see if anyone reported it from the boat. None of the TV news stations had any reports. What did I eat??? It did not seem that it was something the trajectory of which would indicate that it had been shot up and then fell back to the earth. It had a definite trajectory, east to west, and if it does not act like a meteorite, then maybe it was from an airplane. It had that feel of something falling from the sky, not going up from earth and falling back down. Does that make sense? Also, if it were a flare, I would have easily heard the shot, and it didn’t act like a flare.

I know you’re doing a show right now, but if you’ve got any other ideas later, let me know. It sure was fast and furious, the way it landed, or maybe didn’t?! And if it was a piece of airplane or space/satellite debris, then it was quite amazing too.

Thanks for your time.

((name deleted)), M.A., M.F.C.C., Psychotherapist ((telephone number deleted))