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Occurred : 8/11/2007 13:24 (Entered as : 08/11/2007 13:24)
Reported: 8/13/2007 11:31:58 AM 11:31
Posted: 8/14/2007
Location: Tacoma, WA
Shape: Other
Duration:4 minutes
UFO- Bright, light shifting Orb over Tacoma 8/11/2007

On August 11, 2007 at approx 1:24pm, I was standing outside the Red Lion in Tacoma near S. 84th Street waiting for a limo to transport me to a club where I was mixing sound for Digital Underground. I looked up into the clear blue sky and saw a very bright orb, approx the size of a pea held at arm’s length. The object appeared to be a few miles away depending on the size of the object. The light being emitted was brighter than anything I have ever seen- somewhat like a flashbulb that was on continually. After a few seconds, the color shifted to a dark charcoal black with a halo ring around the perimeter. The black was unlike anything I can describe. Much darker than black itself…. Very unusual.

The object moved slowly from West to East in the sky and kept switching from black to very bright. I noticed a group of three men standing nearby and asked them what they thought it could be. One replied "that’s a balloon," and they went on talking and ignoring the object.

The orb began to move up into the heavens and get smaller. By the time my ride arrived, I could still see it at a great distance but I could only see when it was bright, not black. This was no balloon, not a military aircraft that I could identify (McCord AFB is nearby). It certainly was not a helicopter or plane. It is very difficult to describe the intensity and nature of the bright glow and the charcoal black. I am certain that this was an unusual object that cannot be identified by any means of conventional wisdom, making it a UFO.