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Occurred : 10/23/2014 07:23 (Entered as : 10/23/14 7:23)
Reported: 10/25/2014 10:08:09 PM 22:08
Posted: 11/6/2014
Location: Lynwood, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:5 seconds
Full Graphics to accompany this sighting sent via (snail Mail) to address provided on web sight.

Sighting 10/23/14 To the eye of the observer 1 (driver) 57 year old male.

On October 23rd at between (7:20- 7:23) Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan traveling north on WA interstate RT5 Driver observed object (bright white light) in NE direction traveling at a high rate of speed visually descend from East to West at an angle of between 25 -35 degrees. Length of visual contact no greater then 1 to 2 seconds (as observed by driver) Object (light) did not flame out, but went out (went dark), there was no visible tale to the object (Light) nor was the light dancing or changing color.

To the eye of the observer 2 (passenger) 23 year old male.

Passenger reported seeing the object (light) (same direction same decent) for roughly between 4 -5 seconds. Passenger stated that at one point the light “blinked out” Further stated: “Maybe it was the cloud, maybe it went behind a cloud, I don’t know” Both the driver and the passenger continued to look for any signs of an object after light went out. Nothing noted.

The road was heavily traveled at the time. There was no glare on the windshield from cars behind the van, there was no visible buildings under which the object (light ) passed over. Vehicles traveling in the opposite direction where not visibly head on to the van, nor where there any overpasses in the direction (See map attached- sent tvia mail) of the sighting of the object (light). Nor were there any side roads or onramps, leading on to the highway, which could account for glare on the windshield.

Date of sighiting 10/23/14 Time of sighting 7:20- 7:23 PM Light (night, Dark) Well lit highway Color of object (light) Bright white “Brilliant” “Consistent” Weather was partly cloudy Temperature was 53 degrees F Location was INT RT 5 North bound middle lane Between Exit 183 and 186 (roughly Midway) See map sent via mail Sight line above horizon (see attatched rendition on drawings for pass and driver) Age of observers 57 (Driver) and 23 (passenger) both males No alcohol no drugs involved.

No missing time No Sound heard

Conclusion: Most likely meteor, however the apparent closeness and brilliance of the object combined with the quickness in which it blinked out . Seemed most unusual.