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Occurred : 7/4/2012 22:00 (Entered as : 7/4/2012 22:00)
Reported: 7/5/2012 3:09:47 AM 03:09
Posted: 8/5/2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:20 minutes
Saw numerous red-orange objects moving slowing in north to south and also south to north directions over a 20 minute period in Seattle during Lake Union fireworks display.

Was on a party boat with others out on Lake Union waiting for the fireworks to begin (no drinking!). Saw the first (and single) object moving slowly from north to south directly over our head. At first thought it was a helicopter, but had an orange/red glow and no navigation lights and no sound. Then thought it might be an airplane at high elevation catching the sun. It moved south and then disappeared; thought it may have gone into the shadow of the earth.

Perhaps 10 minutes later saw two similar lights/objects moving from south to north and far to the south. Very close together it seemed – and too close to each other to be airplanes. They disappeared as they moved to the north. Which seems odd if they were entering the earth’s shadow, as the first object disappeared as it moved south. There may have been one or two lights/objects off to the east at this time.

Then during the height of the Lake Union fireworks show about 15 minutes later there were numerous lights/objects (five?) far off to the east moving north to south, with two of the objects close together. They disappeared as they moved slowly to the south, but did not disappear at the same time, and also did not disappear at the same latitude (so perhaps not due to the earth’s shadow). All of the sightings lasted for perhaps 1 to 2 minutes before they would disappear. Other than the two possible pairs of objects, they were not in any formation.

I live outside of the city of Seattle but am tempted to head back tomorrow night, and it should be similar weather conditions, to see if this occurs again which may indicate that it is a normal occurrence of airplane reflections. But that did not seem to be the case.