|Occurred : 6/23/2008 22:10 (Entered as : 06/23/08 22:10)
Reported: 6/24/2008 12:17:33 AM 00:17
Location: Seattle, WA
|Strange Green Light sighted floating horizontally for 2 seconds over Phinney Ridge in Seattle, not matching normal flight patterns
I was standing at the Phinney Neighborhood Center on Phinney Ridge in Seattle at about 10:08 to 10:10 pm talking to some friends. I was facing north looking out over the parking lot when I noticed a very bright greenish light appear suddenly over Phinney Ridge for about two seconds in my line of site above the parking lot, then floated for about 2 seconds to the northwest and then disappeared just above the light of sight beyond the tree at the north-west side of the parking lot.
I immediately shouted out, “holy s**t did you guys just see that.” Except for one of the guys seeing something out of the corner of his eye, no one else did. This was not a huge surprise as I was the only one facing north.
The sky was still quite light to the northwest and there were small scattered high clouds in the sky. From what I remember the light appeared to be well in front of the clouds, so I do not think it was a meteor. I have never seen a meteor at dusk. If it was a meteor, it was perhaps the brightest one that I have ever seen and it had a greenish tint to it. I would say it had a magnitude of brightness perhaps 5 times as bright as Mars when it is the closest to earth.
I watch the Seattle skyline when I go out for walks in the evenings and am familiar with the flight patterns and the lights on the helicopters and airplanes flying above Seattle. I actually scan the skyline for any unusual moving lights or objects. The normal lights move at a snails pace compared to this light. This light just showed up out of nowhere, then disappeared. I have never seen a light moving like this above Seattle or any sky anywhere.