|Occurred : 10/19/2010 18:30
Reported: 10/19/2010 8:02:09 PM 20:02
Location: Seattle, WA
|Just after dusk, I was bicycling to work on a local bike-path. I was marveling at the brightness of the moon and the alignment of Jupiter just below it. A moment later I looked up again and saw two lights (only slightly smaller and less bright than the planet) below Jupiter. My first thought was that they appeared to be "dripping" from the planet. They were very slowly falling, approximately equidistant from one another and the planet. Their motion reminded me of the slow drift of a flare in the sky, though this most certainly was not anything like a flare.
I stopped my bike to watch and my heart began to race as I realized they were not airplanes. I have lived in this city my whole life and am very keenly aware of the flight paths over the city, as well as the movement of lights emitted from airplanes. These two lights were very far away, extremely bright white and not flashing or irregular in any way.
They paused their motion for a moment, then rapidly "flew" away into the distance, with a trajectory that made them appear to be moving directly away from me. (No lateral movement.) The whole sighting took approximately 5 seconds.
Of course, I don't know what I saw but I can say with great certainty that I have NEVER seen anything move that way in the sky.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. The report may have been submitted by the person who called our Hotline, but we have no way to document that fact. We believe that the sighting may have occurred on October 19, 2010, but cannot be certain. PD))