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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 2/15/2005 15:00 (Entered as : 02/15/2005 15:00)
Reported: 3/24/2005 4:09:27 PM 16:09
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Shape: Other
Duration: 5 minutes
Middle February, 2002, 3:00 pm, sunny day, black object east of Seattle, moving erratically within a limited area.

I was studying for the bar exam on the 4th floor of the law library at Seattle University School of Law. It was a sunny day at about 3:00 in the middle February. Looking east through large picture windows, I saw what I at first thought was a helicopter at a distance of about 5 miles. What intrigued me was that for an object that I thought was the size of a common traffic helicopter, it was moving incredibly fast. After comprehending that a common helicopter could not move to quickly, I began to think it was something else.

I observed it for about 5 minutes or more. It seemed to move forwards and backwards and up and down rather erratically, not with the motion that one would expect from a helicopter, certainly not that of an airplane. It appeared to be hovering in that it had no specific direction. Assuming that it was about 5 miles away, which would have put it over southern Bellevue, I estimate that its movements were limited to about 200 yards, but without any pattern to the movement. It moved sort of like an insect would.

The object appeared to be black, with no discerbable shape. As mentioned, I observed it for about 5 minutes, perhpas more, then turned away. When I looked back, it was gone.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of sighting is approximate. PD))