|Occurred : 8/10/2013 03:30 (Entered as : 8/10/13 03:30)
Reported: 8/10/2013 4:29:30 AM 04:29
Location: Seattle, WA
|Darting amber glow moving hummingbird-like through the clouds east of capitol hill in Seattle at 3:30 am
I went to the top floor of my friend's apartment bldg. on Capitol Hill to have a smoke. I stood facing east toward Bellevue, looking at the blinking lights of the transmitter towers at the top of the hill. We had a brief electrical storm earlier so the sky was just a big cloudy haze.
Suddenly, I see something in my peripheral to the right of the tower, a dim amber colored glow moving through the haze of the clouds. My first thought was that it was the glow from airplane lights reflecting off the haze. But now that I was looking at it directly I could see why it couldn't possibly be an airplane. The flight pattern was too erratic.
I couldn't see what the glow was emanating from but whatever it was was zipping through the clouds at unearthly speeds and darting around like a hummingbird. The glow also seemed to be too dim for plane lights.
It moved from the right of the towers to the left in about ten seconds which would be a considerable distance for a plane to travel in that small of a period of time. Then it quickly faded out like it turned itself off. I watched for another two minutes or so.
Called my buddy downstairs on my cel and told him what I saw. He said he was coming up for a look himself. While I waited for him I kept watching the sky.
About a minute after that the glow comes moving through the clouds in it's rapid darting fashion but this time it's coming from behind me, from the west moving east.
I quickly call my friend demanding he get up there. I saw it again! Get up here! I said.
We watched the skies for another 15 min or so but other than a few, what I presume, were lightning flashes off to the distance in the east, the glow didn't return.