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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/14/2002 13:58 (Entered as : 8/14/2002 13:58)
Reported: 8/15/2002 1:27:11 PM 13:27
Posted: 8/16/2002
Location: Federal Way, WA
Shape: Oval
Duration: 3 minutes
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Something I can't identify with.... it was the way that these objects moved that intrigued me!!

I was walking out of a local shopping store and started to load my vehicle with shopping bags. My 3 year old daughter said "mommy what is that" as she pointed acrossed the street. It is almost 8 pm and the sun was setting and the Sears building at the Sea-Tac Mall was a bright orange color. I said "silly, it is a building". She moved her finger to aim higher saying "no that, what are those" she asked adamantly! I was holding her up in my arms and could not answer her as I continued to try and figure it out for myself. I turned to ask someone in the parking lot if there eyes were better than my (20/20 vision). She was just getting out of her car, looked up and said "I don't know" and walked to the store. I was hoping that they would come up with some brillant insight for this occurrence or at least see something more clear than apparently me. I stood there watching what seemed to be a mixture of possibilities but no one answer; Blue Angels Jets, lost small bundle of balloons, birds or something I can't identify with....

1)Blue Angels, were in town for the hydroplane races for the week of August 6th, but not too likely that they would still be in town. I mention them because when I was watching them at the races sometimes they would go into different pattern and would get so high in the sky that they would almost look like little dots in the sky. After seeing the Blue Angles I could determine that these four things did not fly like the jet, but seemed to be floating or drifting to the SouthWest.

2)Lost small bundle of balloons is kind of the best way to discribe their casual movement toward the airplane flight route. They were all the same size... like bally black ovals, but not balloons! Three of these objects danced around, but not in front of one that seemed to have more of a focus. They were higher than the airplanes that where flying by, but for example they seemed like three playful cubs, staying close to their mother as they went for a walk.

3)Birds... well there was something in the clear blue sky, but I will difinitely protest to chalk it up to a flock of birds flying south for the winter, especially since it is still summer.

4)Something I can't identify with.... it was the way that these objects moved that intrigued me! Moving slowly at a SW angle, yet almost hopping up and around another. I saw them moving from four high, diamond, almost v-ish to three high and one in front.

I kept looking up as I loaded the bags, still trying to think of an answer for my daughter repeated question, but "I don't know was the best I could do". I looked up again and they were gone!!! I called my step dad and asked him to get out the telescope and told him what I just saw.