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Occurred : 10/12/2008 19:20 (Entered as : 10/12/08 19:20)
Reported: 10/12/2008 7:39:58 PM 19:39
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Tacoma, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:Approx. 7 min.
Orange, slow-moving light, appeared to backfire and shoot out flames/sparks.Stopped at some points.

My husband was yelling outside for me to come join him. I ran out in the yard, and it was dark at this time. We saw an orange light, maybe 1,000 to 1,500 feet up in the air. It was very slow-moving. It looked like a Roman Candle fireball, but it was too high up, too bright, and too slow. It seemed to stop at certain points, and proceed toward in the direction that the Narrows Bridge is in. What was strange was that the craft seemed to backfire several times, or it was shooting little sparks or flames. We could see these fall down from the craft. As it got further from our sight, it appeared to pick up speed. It lingered about 5 minutes or more. I still couldn't find my camera in time. We lost sight of it in a blanket of clouds. It was unnerving. My husband is a full-time laborer, I am a part-time retail clerk, our two children are 9 and 7. As we were watching it, a neighbor came out and saw it, too. He just stood there, quietly. We are fairly new to the neighborhood, and don't know our neighbors well enough to properly describe them.