|Occurred : 3/12/2010 19:10 (Entered as : 03/12/10 19:10)
Reported: 3/13/2010 1:44:27 AM 01:44
Location: Tukwila, WA
|bright light travels over Seattle and seems to fade off into nothing.
Upon pulling into my driveway on the evening of March 12th, 2010, at approximately 7:10pm, I exited my truck and looked up into the sky as usual. I am an amateur stargazer so my eyes are always to the sky. As I looked to the North I noticed a bright light moving across the sky, I would say about 40 degrees or so off the horizon. It was moving from West to East, inside the atmosphere. No flashes, no strobing, just a single white light, much brighter than any stars in the sky.
After watching for about 30 seconds, I had determined that is clearly not a plane or a satellite. I couldn't believe my eyes, I ran to the front door and got my mother. She couldn't believe her eyes. We continued to watch for about another minute as it seemed to travel in short spurts (like an inch across the sky to the naked eye, if that makes sense). It continued on and seemed as if it just suddenly got bright and seemed to be stationary for a brief second and then slowly faded away.
While watching all this 2 planes passed into our sites, so we could easily compare them to an airplane. My mother also is a stargazer and we used to look for satellites in the sky together when I was a child. I am now 32 and she is 55. I am also a full-time college student (as well, as I just completed a quarter in Astronomy), part-time risk engineer assistant and a single mother of 2 toddlers. my mother is a registered nurse.
We are both sober, intelligent adults. I guess you could consider my mother a skeptic, she was quite amazed and really could not give an explaination for what she saw, nor could I. I am far from a skeptic and have had other experiences in the past. This is the first time I've been able to share the phenomon with someone else. I hope someone else out there saw it too.