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Occurred : 4/24/1987 20:15 (Entered as : 04/24/87 20:15)
Reported: 2/26/2011 4:24:12 PM 16:24
Posted: 3/10/2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Changing
Duration:20 minutes
Low flying Orange Blimp over Lake Washington (Seattle, Madrona Park Beach)

I can confirm a report on your website dated 4/23/1987.

The actual date was Friday April 24, 1987. Approxiamately 8:15pm.

Located at Seattle’s Madrona Park Beach with a friend, I saw a large blimp object that was glowing orange and yellow in color. It rose from the trees behind us. The object was about 50-100 feet long and stayed just above tree level. The object was silent but periodically made a low pitched sound (like a low growling noise).

It slowly floated from the trees and stopped in front us. The object hovered above Lake Washington for 10-15 minutes and drifted across the lake (east towards the city of Bellevue). It looked like a blimp, but the core of the object looked fluid (like yellow orange and red lava). There was a reddish black square that hung just below the object.

The object was so close, that it produced an orange hue over all of us. I also felt static electricity. The object slowly changed shape and orientation. At one point, it looked as the object was tearing into the sky itself (its hard to explain).

There were many witnesses at the park at that time; including a Metro bus driver on the #2 route. Even boats in the water stopped to look at it.

I was 16 at the time, and I will never forget. Whatever it was, it did not seem to be friendly.