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Occurred : 5/9/2015 21:00 (Entered as : 05/09/15 21:00)
Reported: 5/10/2015 11:09:03 PM 23:09
Posted: 5/13/2015
Location: Bellevue, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:30-60 seconds
Green light shot up into the air, hovered, turned red, then green again, then flew off in different direction.

I have never seen a UFO before, but this was a strange sighting. I am already forgetting the details, but what I recall was something like this: a green light (or two lights, but as if in one vehicle?) shot up from low in the sky at a speed that made me think of a firework being launched. The light(s) reached a certain altitude (30-45 degrees up from the horizon) and hovered for what felt like 30 seconds.

I got out of my car to look at it, because the initial movement (and the subsequent lack thereof) was so unusual. It just hovered there for an oddly long stretch of time, then I noticed the light(s) were red, as though it had turned around abruptly. It still hovered for a few more seconds, then took off again in a different direction, flying off out of sight, maybe with green lights again.

I should have recorded all this right after seeing it, but my kids (who saw it too) were a little freaked out, and I had to downplay the whole thing. Can't remember if I ever saw red and green lights at the same time.

The initial "shooting up" movement was much faster than a commercial plane, though perhaps could have been a fighter jet? No sound was heard, though.

My kids suggested the "hovering light" was a flying vehicle heading towards us, hence the appaearance of not moving. But there was never any change in light size or brightness, as you see when an airplane (which always has white lights!) is heading towards you.