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Occurred : 7/10/2020 22:39 (Entered as : 07/10/2020 22:39)
Reported: 7/17/2020 12:49:04 PM 12:49
Posted: 7/23/2020
Location: Dash Point, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:
WHITE CORE, RED ORANGE HALO, UFO OVER PUGET SOUND, DASH POINT WA

WE HAD JUST SHUT THE LIGHTS OFF AND THE MASTER BEDROOM HAS GLASS SLIDERS THAT LOOK OVER THE PUGET SOUND ACROSS TO MAURY AND VASHON ISLANDS-- LOOKING NORTHEAST TO NORTHWEST (EXPANSIVE, UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS). AS SOON AS THE LIGHTS WERE OFF I SAW TOWARDS THE NORTH WHAT SEEMED TO BE A "LOW FLYING SMALL AIRPLANE COMPLETELY ENGULFED IN FLAMES" (OPTICAL ILLUSION AS EXPLAINED BELOW). THE CONSTELLATION ORION WAS IN ITS BACKGROUND AND THE NIGHT SKY WAS CLEAR AND CLOUDLESS. IT WAS FLYING DUE SOUTHWEST FROM A POSITION NORTHEAST, WHEN I FIRST OBSERVED IT. I QUICKLY GRABBED MY SAMSUNG 10 PHONE AND FLIPPED TO VIDEO MODE AND STARTED FILMING AS I LOOKED OVER THE PHONE TO GET DIRECT VISUAL VIEWS AS WELL. THE OBJECT MADE NO SOUND, IT WAS MOVING AT A "RELAXED" SPEED, NO FAST MOVEMENTS OR CHANGES IN ALTITUDE. IT WAS WHITE HOT IN ITS CENTER (THAT MADE UP 90% OF ITS SIZE) AND HAD A NEON LIKE RED/ORANGE OUTER RING OR HALO. THERE WAS NO TAIL LIKE A SHOOTING STAR TRAILING CLOUD. THERE WAS ANOTHER SIMILAR LIGHT TO THE LEFT THAT DID NOT MOVE BUT ABRUPTLY "TURNRD OFF" AND WAS NOT VISIBLE SO I TRAINED MY CAMERA ON THE UFO THAT WAS APPROACHING THE SHORE.

THE OBJECT SEEMED LIKE IT WAS THE SIZE OF A "SMALL PLANE ON FIRE", UNTIL A COMMERCIAL JET LINER PASSED BELOW IT AND I REALIZED THE UFO WAS HIGHER THAN THE JET, AND ABOUT 4 TIMES LARGER. THE JET WHICH SOUNDED AND APPEARED TO BE A 737 (I'VE BEEN WORKING LINE AND HANGAR OPERATIONS ON 737'S FOR 25 YEARS, SINCE 1995) SO THE SIZE AND SOUND WAS VERY FAMILIAR. THE JET WAS ALSO ALONG THE USUAL ATC/TRACON ROUTE AND MANY 737'S OPERATE IN THE AREA.

AS SOON AS THE JET FLEW BY, THE UFO CONTINUED BRIEFLY IN ITS SOUTHERLY DIRECTION THEN STOPPED AND STARTED TO ASCEND AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY REDUCING THE LIGHT SIGNATURE (WHITE CORE, RED ORANGE HALO )IN WHAT SEEMED LIKE A "VISUAL SPUTTER" (FLAMES DYING DOWN IN SPURTS) AND QUICKLY BECAME INVISIBLE, JUST SHORTLY OVER LAND AROUND THE DASH POINT PIER.

AS A NOTE, METEOR NEOWISE WAS NOT DUE TO BE VISIBLE UNTIL 4AM JULY 11, ABOUT 6 HRS INTO THE NEXT MORNING, AND IT WAS A SHOOTING STAR MOVING FAST IN SPACE, WITH A WHITE LIGHT IMAGE AND A DISTINCT TAIL, AND ABOUT 5 DEGREES ABOVE THE HORIZON -- UNLIKE THE UFO THAT WAS ROUND, TAIL-LESS, RED ORANGED HALO, LARGE OBJECT, MOVING OVERHEAD, SLOWLY FROM NORTH TO SOUTH.

VIDEO AVAILABLE.