|Occurred : 7/4/2010 23:00 (Entered as : 07/04/2010 23:00)
Reported: 7/8/2010 8:48:49 AM 08:48
Location: Bothell, WA
On 4th of July at about 10:45-11:00pm I witnesses two orange/yellow fireballs traveling W/NW. I was visiting my cousins and we were outside shooting fireworks until about 11:30. These particular lights caught my eye because they seemed to be much higher and traveling much faster (and more deliberately) than anything else in the sky. I thought they were flares with the usual red color distorted by smoke traveling horizontally dues to a light wind we had. After reading some of the other area sighting, however, I am having second thoughts.
The lights resembled the video of the Phoenix lights I have seen in luminosity and color. The traveled though the air, one following the next, at the same velocity and same altitude. I only saw them briefly and didn’t think much of it at the time and went back to blowing stuff up. We shot off and watched a lot of fireworks that night but these lights definitely caught my eye due to how unusual and out of place they were.
Later that night on our way back home to Bellingham I saw a single light, just like the two I saw about an hour earlier in Bothell , in the Marysville area while driving on I-5. Identical in every way except that it was alone and appeared to be stationary. I, again, wrote it off as a flare, even commenting to my wife how thick the firework smoke must be to distort the color so much.
With the other reports I’m starting to think what I saw may have been something else since it resembles what other witnesses report seeing around the same time frame in the same vicinity.