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Occurred : 7/31/2005 23:03 (Entered as : 07/31/2005 23:03)
Reported: 8/1/2005 3:52:13 PM 15:52
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Other
Duration:8 minutes
Object seen shot downward from small aircraft in Seattle area, followed by flash and huge discharge cloud.

Last night at, Sunday, July 31, 2005, at 11:03 pm ( PST ) my friend ((name deleted)) and myself, were at Magnusun Park on the east shore line of Seattle ( west shore of Lake Washington ). It was a nice night, mild clouds, lots of air traffic up here.. commercial flights, small craft....

I was seeing a number of the typical very brief shooting stars. A friend of mine had called me on my cell phone, and I was talking with him... at this time, all of a sudden, my friend Kyle yells out excitedly.. "did you see that " ? I can't remember exactly what he said following that, but I remember assuming that he had just seen a shooting star...

It turns out that ((name deleted)) adamantly states that he was sure he had seen something shoot downward from one of two small planes that were in close proximity of each other, flying in opposite directions. I saw the planes a couple seconds after he saw this discharged object. My best guess is that these planes were possibly flying 3 to 7 miles directly due west of where we were, which is very close in line with N.E. 75th St. I Couldn't really estimate the altitude.. average for small craft I suppose. I learned from Kyle that this object he states was shot downward from the plane, was unmistakenly glowing red/orange in color.

Within 15 seconds, in that direction, there was a huge bright white flash, which seem to be more from the ground, than in the sky. It lit up the sky to a higher degree than lightning often would... just as a instant flash. I thought the flash was quite strange, but was not yet alarmed.

Within another 15 seconds (and this is where it gets scary for me ) I saw a huge ominous dark cloud coming upward from the horizon. ((name deleted)) unmistakenly saw this too !!

I am quite concerned about this ! I am sure many people must have atleast seen the strange and huge flash of light... We were in a unique place ( large unlit park ) to see the cloud ( which was slightly, but unmistakenly a darker shade than the sky surrounding it ) We heard no sounds, not even the engines of the planes in question. No sirens followed !