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Occurred : 10/11/2015 22:00 (Entered as : 10/11/15 22:00)
Reported: 10/11/2015 11:06:18 PM 23:06
Posted: 10/16/2015
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:20 minutes
Hi,

At about 10:00 PM on Oct. 11, 2015, I took our dog out for a walk. It's my habit to look overhead at the sky and clouds. This evening, I looked up and saw a light source going around and around. I stopped to watch it, to try to figure out what it was. I'm familiar with the way the way the attention-getting search lights used by businesses look when they shine up into the sky. This was not like them. This appeared to be a light source that was coming from above the clouds--not from below. It was a diffused light, moving in a clock-wise direction and completing a circle about once every second. The relative size of the source was about the size of a full moon. It went on for about 20 minutes. The circumference of the circle was hard to quantify, but I would estimate it to be about 5 to 10 percent of the overhead sky. I watched this light for about 20 minutes, as I walked the dog. It suddenly stopped--it didn't get smaller as if moving away--it simply stopped. I called it into! the Seattle Police Department and the person on the phone suggested I call the phone number for reporting UFOs. I called the number and spoke with a gentleman who asked that I submit a brief written description of the incident.

As a side note, I'm a photographer and used to observing light. This truly looked like a light source that was coming from above the clouds.

The area of this observation was from SW Monroe St and 39th Ave SW to SW Rose St. and 39th Ave SW in West Seattle, WA.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Regards, John