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Occurred : 7/4/2010 22:30 (Entered as : 7/4/2010 22:30)
Reported: 6/15/2013 1:59:09 PM 13:59
Posted: 7/3/2013
Location: Lake Stevens, WA
Shape: Sphere
Duration:1 minute
Large orange amber sphere flying over Callow road in Lake Stevens Washington. 9 witnesses.

A 12 year old girl taps me on the shoulder and asks, "What is that?" as she points up. I look and see a large orange ball of light. Then I said: "I don't know." Our whole group of 4 adults, and 5 children began watching the object and discussing it during and after. We determined quite easily that it was NOT: a meteor, a satellite, the space station, a party lantern, a firework, a weather balloon, a remote control toy, a helicopter, an airplane, or anything else that we all would be able to recognize. We had plenty of time to observe it and determine that it was not identifiable, and therefore as far as we were concerned, a UFO.

This is my description of the flying orange sphere in detail: It was more of an amber color than orange, with a vibrating yellow edge. It appeared the size of a silver dollar held at arms length, but this was at roughly 5000 feet altitude, at the base of the clouds. The clouds directly above it were softly glowing as it flew towards us (from north to south) in a slow bending "S" pattern. It then paused dropped down a little bit, then, at a slightly faster pace, headed west towards Marysville Wa. The object did not make any noise.

My original report was removed for some reason.

I was checking out similar reports from the same night and noticed that they match what my group saw, and were heading in the same westward direction, in the same region, around the same time. I don't know why NUFORC removed my report. It is as genuine as it gets.