|Occurred : 7/23/2010 21:15 (Entered as : 07/23/10 21:15)
Reported: 7/24/2010 12:11:34 AM 00:11
Location: Seattle, WA
|Visually observed and photographed pentagon-shaped/faceted object; light colored/no lights.
Tonight just after 9pm I was taking a break from the computer, looking out my window southerly towards the Seattle Center/Space Needle from my lower QAnne apt. The night sky was clear with a full-moon; a balmy evening with excellent visibility and no clouds.
I’m on the top-floor of a 4 story building; the object appeared below the elevation of the Space Needle, and appeared to be centered over the Elliott Bay area, due west of downtown Seattle….approx. 10-15 degrees west of the Space Needle.
I watched it for a few minutes, still not sure what I was seeing. I thought maybe it was a plastic bag…caught in a thermal…but the movement was different: it appeared to undulate….“wobble”…..and moving slightly in a slip/sliding motion.
The object made no noise, had no navigation lights, didn’t move like a conventional man-made aircraft/rotor-craft…and appeared to have a faceted/angular body style….pentagon-shaped, instead of being disc/saucer-like.
I grabbed my camera and tripod, and photographed several shots from my apt. window area. Despite the camera being secure, some of the imagery showed a blur…indicating that the object was moving; it wasn’t camera shake, etc.
I then ran over to the top of the Seattle Center parking garage for a better vantage point. The garage rooftop has an elevation approx. the same as my own apt’s, but the object appeared to be lower in the horizon, still appearing to be over the Elliott Bay area, west downtown Seattle.
I took an additional 10 or so shots from this vantage point. The object finally dipped below a tree-line, obscuring my viewpoint and was no longer observable.
I returned home, downloaded the digital files for review. Successive frames showed movement from the object, because of the blurring it induced. Again, the camera was on a tripod with a timer being used; there wasn’t camera shake induced. 2-3 shots are relatively crisp…and show the pentagon-shaped body; in others it appears to be almost an “upside down hat“, with more mass below the “brim“. The camera I was using, a Nikon Coolpix 8400 only has a limited zoom range, 24-85mm + tele-zoom, but I was still able to reveal a distinctive body shape. Given the limited optics, and the relative crispness of a few of the images, I felt I could guesstimate the approximate area of it’s hover…which appeared to again, be over Elliott Bay.
((NUFORC Note: Probably not a UFO, we suspect. The object may be a plastic bag, or some other object which may have been filled with helium. PD))