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Occurred : 9/10/2011 20:54 (Entered as : 9/10/11 20:54)
Reported: 9/10/2011 11:02:21 PM 23:02
Posted: 10/10/2011
Location: Renton, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:<5 minutes
Two bright orange lights at high altitude, Seattle Wa

Summary: Two bright orange lights at high altitude moving at moderate speeds from the SW heading E. No sound, no strobes. Lights traveled in same direction for about a minute, then one light stopped, for about 3-5 seconds then faded. Second light continued on same direction then made a slight and constant change in direction to the NE by E, then stopped and held position for about 1 minute, then faded.

Brief description of event: I was walking inside my house past the sliding kitchen door. I happened to look outside and notice two bright orange lights moving high in the sky. I was very interested because: 1) they were bright orange lights 2) they were in a position in the sky not at all typical for aircraft in the area and they were traveling in a direction not at all typical for aircraft in Seattle airspace. These were traveling east, which is across the typical flight patterns for aircraft at all altitudes (which are almost all N-S patterns). I opened the screen door and went out onto the deck and I waited, listened and focused on the lights as they got closer. My first reaction was maybe low altitude satellites, then I thought maybe air planes at great distance (explaining why I couldn’t see any strobes yet) then I thought maybe military or helicopter because of the flight path and flight characteristics (the lights slightly changed course). Then when one light suddenly stopped and faded away my t! houghts changed instantly and all thoughts went to unexplained lights. The second light continued east and then stopped in the sky and appeared to remained stationary. I took two pictures with my blackberry (they are not very good) while I called continuously to my wife. The light remained stationary long enough for me to enter my house on three different occasions to call to my wife. It faded right as she came outside – she did not see any lights. That’s the event. I am very curious now about what I saw. Please keep my email address and name private and confidential. Thank you.