|Occurred : 7/4/2009 22:30 (Entered as : 07/04/09 22:30)
Reported: 8/20/2009 1:38:52 PM 13:38
Location: Seattle, WA
|4th of July - 3 Orange/Red Lights Above Lake Union
At about 10:30 pm I was on Lake Union after having watched a fireworks display. I looked up in the sky and saw 3 bright reddish orange lights. They moved from NW to SE for about 15 seconds before disappearing. I figured I was seeing flares but I remember thinking it was odd that they were in such perfect line, were glowing steadily and disappeared at perfect intervals, one after the other.
I was with friends but didn't think to tell them as everyone would say they were fireworks (which would be a very logical conclusion, given the time and place).
It wasn't until I read reports here on the NUFORC website that I even thought twice about the event. If people from various parts of Washington all saw these lights at roughly the same time, the lights must have been higher than flares or fireworks.
I still put my money on the fireworks explanation but I just wanted to add one more data point to this event.