|Occurred : 11/4/2012 20:00 (Entered as : 11/04/2012 20:00)
Reported: 11/4/2012 10:17:23 PM 22:17
Location: Renton, WA
|Ball of light but it wasn't a plane.
I just pulled into my parking spot, and went to slide the sunroof closed, when a small orangish red ball caught my attention. I live near enough to a major airport, and thought it might have been a plane.
As I watched it, I realized there were no other flashing lights on this orb, it was just a steady color, (and planes generally have flashing indicators on the outside, especially a blue light.) As I watched it, it seemed to actually gain altitude, since it seemed to get smaller and a little dimmer. As it was dark, it was unusually bright for city lights, and because it was cloudy and rainy, I knew I wasn't just watching stars.
I am generally a logical person, but I just have no explanation for this. It went from SW to NE (towards the mountains) I would have watched it longer, but I lost it behind the heavier clouds.