|Occurred : 8/24/2007 17:30 (Entered as : 08/24/2007 17:30)
Reported: 8/25/2007 9:51:46 PM 21:51
Location: Lake Stevens, WA
|round object in day time sky above clouds ~ 10,000 to 20,000 feeet hovering but moving very slowly East to West about the size of a BB
We were sitting on the back deck of a friends home that sits on the shore of lake Stevens looking due East. The sun was at out backs to the West. I was looking up at the sky and clouds to the South East. Their were high whispy clouds and probably left over vapor trails from passing jets. The object that caught my attention looked odd and not moving in a perceptable way. It was obvious the sun was bouncing off the object and the i would have to estimate the altitude to be between 10- 20 thousand feet but I cannot say for sure. The object seemed to be drifting East to West very slowly over the observation time. In fact the object was at time obscured by the clouds passing by as it was above the clouds. I used a small pair of binoculars to see it better and when I got it focused it took on a spherical shape about the size of a BB at arms length.
After observing the object wit the binoculars for ~ 45 seconds I looked away to address one of the other whitneses and when I looked up to see it again it was gone and no clouds were in the vicinity at that time just blue shy. We theorized that it was a silver mylar balloon but at that altitude we felt it would have been too small to see with the unaided eye. We then agreed that it may have been a weather balloon that had ascended high enough for us to loose site of it or if it was a baloon it may have popped? At any rate I have never seen anything like it before in the sky and I am 56 years old. Their were a couple small aircraft that passed in front of and below the object moving from reughly South to North and may have see it as well??