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Occurred : 7/26/1999 23:00 (Entered as : 07/26/99 23:00)
Reported: 7/25/1999 23:24
Posted: 8/10/1999
Location: Monroe/Snohomish, WA
Shape: Light
Duration: All Night
So far, 50+ small star size objects moving across the night sky, appearing to be in low earth orbit.

Object move rapidly, constant speed, in a straight line, with no visible trail or sound, from east, west, north and south. Like a shooting star, but with no trail. Just a dot of light moving at high speed across the night sky. Most visible from 9:00PM to 4:00AM. I suspect this is space debris visible in low earth orbit, but I do not know.

((NUFORC Note: Satellites are not visible when they are not being illuminated by the sun, I.e., when they are in the shadow of the earth. Therefore, anything seen during that time period would not be a satellite. Also, one would not expect that volume of "space junk" to be returning to earth. We do not know what this witness observed.))))