|Occurred : 10/3/2017 19:10 (Entered as : 10/03/17 19:10)
Reported: 10/4/2017 6:50:27 PM 18:50
Location: Seattle, WA
|Black cloud object passes over West Seattle
On the date of October 3rd, 201,7 at 19:10 (dusk) while working in my back yard I had just dumped some brush down our back hill and was planning to end, due to the vanishing light.
As I was returning into the yard, because of the slope, my face was pointing at an upward angle and I saw an object that looked like a small black mound (upon reflection it seemed like a small black cloud) about 12 feet long. At first, I thought a bunch of balloons because of its silence. Then I thought a drone because of it’s speed. But I realized that it was too dense to be a drone(unless a drone can fly with a blanket over it) and it was too consistent in shape for balloons tied together.
This was at (according to a later compass reading) NNW 290 degrees, 20 feet above the trees across the street, and about 250 feet away. It proceeded in a horizontal line. After staring at it for 10 seconds I ran into the house to get the binoculars as for some reason even though that close it didn’t seem distinct.
As I came back out of the house (I later timed it) 62 seconds later and ran into the street it took a few moments to locate. It was now I estimate over Lowman Beach, about 2-3 blocks away. It was much smaller due to distance away and I could not bring it into focus.
There was little to no wind yet this thing may have been moving 15-20mph.
No one else was at home and I didn’t call neighbors as I just wanted to get binoculars and get a good look myself first.