|Occurred : 10/31/2011 19:15 (Entered as : 10/31/2011 19:15)
Reported: 11/1/2011 8:56:07 PM 20:56
Location: Seattle, WA
|Glowing orange orb flying North to South across Lake Washington 10/31/2011
Dear Sir, I write to report the sighting of a flying object that I was not able to identify on the evening of October 31st, 2011. It was approximately 7:15 p.m. and I stepped out to get a breath of fresh air. My deck faces East towards Lake Washington from Lake City Seattle.
Upon having my attention directed to an orange object in the sky by my wife I observed a glowing orange orb moving from North to South across the sky at a high rate of speed over Lake Washington. There were no flashing lights on the object and it was moving steadily at a rapid speed across the horizon. The object did not change direction and I observed it steadily for approximately 30 seconds until it disappeared behind the large trees in our yard.
I would say that from the skyline the glowing orange orb was at an approximate angle of 40 degrees from tree line. My best estimate at the size of the object would be that it was roughly 1/4th the size of a large full moon, or roughly as large as my thumbnail with my arm fully extended towards the sky. The object did not emit a detectable sound.
It is worth noting that about 15-20 minutes later an airplane flew directly overhead from moving from West to East. Comparatively, the airplane was moving at a much slower speed.
Later that evening I once again stepped out on the deck and was observing the sky due to the earlier occurrence. Curiously, I spotted a similar looking object in the Southern sky. This time the movement pattern was much different. The object was much higher (roughly 75-80 degrees from tree line) and appeared to be much further away. Still, the object was approximately two to four times larger than any star or planet in the sky. This time the glowing orange orb was moving much slower and was zig-zagging East to West as it continued moving South. My second observation lasted approximately 2-3 minutes until the object again moved behind tall trees that at last obscured my view.