|Occurred : 6/15/2013 21:45 (Entered as : 06/15/13 21:45)
Reported: 6/17/2013 1:13:58 PM 13:13
Location: Seattle, WA
|Object with red and green lights hovered and then headed north disappearing from view in Fauntleroy neighborhood.
I was sitting on our back deck with dinner party guests. Home is located in Fauntleroy Woods. Member of group said “What is that”? All looked to the south over the tops of 100’ plus cedars in the neighborhood. We saw what appeared to be a small object with red and green lights. They were very bright and similar to LEDs based on past observations I have made of these types of light sources. The lights appeared to be arranged in a tight square, two green and two red.
Craft came up over the trees and hovered. After approximately 5 seconds, it started accelerating to the NW until it was no longer viewable, due to the heights of nearby trees. Our viewable horizon in that direction is approximately 60 degrees and above, essentially a circle of trees.
It was clear to all viewing that this was not an airplane, satellite, or helicopter as there was no audible propulsion sound. Night was dead still with no wind. We see air traffic daily as we are on the flight path for Boeing field (E to W, W to E) personal/private craft and are quite familiar with the sound and sights of such vehicles.
The movement of the object definitely appeared to be “controlled” somehow. Because of the low light it was impossible to judge size or distance but I would guess it was flying above Barton Ave, or the Fauntlee Hills neighborhood. Holding one’s thumb out at arm’s length would have obscured it from view.
Our guess was it was some sort of a remote controlled quad copter. But it did have bright lights and was at a high altitude, 500’ at least. I am aware that Li-ON power packs are able to illuminate LED light strips and have a friend who does so with radio controlled planes that he flies in North Bend, WA.
We saw one satellite that night and it took the predictable E to W path in a straight line. It definitely was not the same type of object.
About one hour later we saw an extremely bright meteor. It entered atmosphere directly above us and burned up in bright white light heading due south towards Burien/Tacoma. It actually left a contrail which I have never seen before in person. No sonic boom was heard. That was amazing! The hover, then transition to forward motion, colors, and absence of sound was what bothered everyone. All agreed they had not seen something like that before.