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Occurred : 2/25/2009 15:17 (Entered as : 022509 15:17)
Reported: 2/26/2009 4:04:18 PM 16:04
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Oval
Duration:1 minute
A glowing orange elongated orb was seen by 2 men to be moving swiftly over Seattle, Washington during daylight.

Two retired gentlemen, aged 60 and 63, the former a retired Boeing engineer, were playing a game of Carcassonne on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009, while sitting in a glassed-in breakfast nook in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.

At about 5:17 pm, "Harvey" noticed a strange moving bright light and brought it to "Steve's" attention. Quickly, they stepped onto the deck and both observed the object for about a minute, sharing a pair of Bushnell 7x35 binoculars for a closer look.

The object, about 35 degrees above the horizon, appearing bigger than a star or planet but smaller than the moon, was moving quickly and soundlessly on a level path from south to north, eventually disappearing behind a cloud. The object was orange in color, glowing softly in the setting sun, and was shaped like a slightly elongated ball or globe, although rounder on the top and flatter on the bottom. No empennage or other features were noted. There was some kind of secondary motion seen, as if the object might have been pulsating or rotating.