|Occurred : 8/3/2009 23:00 (Entered as : 08/03/09 23:00)
Reported: 8/6/2009 10:32:36 PM 22:32
Location: Centralia, WA
|High Speed light vanishes on clear night
Traveling from North to South was a single, solid white light that suggested a high altitude object such as a plane. It was night and the light bright, no suggestion of shape or configuration of the craft was possible. The speed of the light was many times faster than a normal planes speed, it traveled in a straight line.
The remarkable thing about this was that as i watched this high speed light for approx 7-8 sec, it faded away into nothing. This was a clear night, no clouds, the object was just past its apex flying across my field of vision, and it just went out. Not like the light was turned off, but dimmed, took approx 2 sec to disappear.
Possible factors: 45 south of McCord AFB and Fort Lewis. Directly between Seattle and Portland airports (lots of air traffic).
((NUFORC Note: Source of the report indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))