|Occurred : 3/5/2010 22:35 (Entered as : 030510 22:35)
Reported: 3/6/2010 9:53:27 PM 21:53
Location: Olympia, WA
|Stationary circle of star-shaped lights.
While driving southbound on Capitol Blvd in Olympia (Very near the Tumwater border at the three-way intersection of Capitol/SunsetWay and Canyon Ave.), I glanced to my left (East) and saw what I thought was a burst of fireworks but was stationary. I slammed on the brakes, reversed to where I could observe and studied the item. It was a series of star shaped (with possibly six or eight points) arranged in a circle hence my original thought that it was a starburst-type circle. I stuck my arm out fully and with my thumb up found it to be about the size of my thumb from the knuckle up. I observed for about four minutes. The object/light or item never moved nor changed color or brilliance. I have lived in this neighborhood for nearly seven years and know the geography and landmarks fairly well. There is no radio tower or any solid object in that direction. I could only poorly estimate it's altitude as about 1000 feet but that's difficult. It was blue-white in colo!r. I drove off to get to my destination reminding myself to return in a half-hour and observe again. I forgot to do that. Later tonight (03/06/10) I will return to that locale to check again.