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UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 55210
Log Number US-04052014-0005
Date Submitted 04/05/2014 03:09 UTC
Date of the Event 04/04/2014 10:20 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary Orange pulsing fireball coming toward us changes then disappears
Tags fireball lights landing

Sighting Location

City Seattle
Region Washington
Country United States

Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 501 Feet - 1 Mile
Sighting Duration 00:02:10
Object Features None
Object Flight Path Path with directional change
Object Shape Fireball
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

My partner and I were out on the front porch for a smoke when we spotted an orange glow through the trees. My first thought was that an airplane was on fire! On closer observation, I said, "Um, that's not an airplane!" and reached in the door for my binoculars. This object was coming toward us. Through the binoculars it looked like a slowly pulsating orange fireball. There were no blinking lights as would be seen on other aircraft. The size of the object was larger than the landing light or lights seen on airliners. Of late, commercial airline traffic circles from the Southeast, turns west and then South, with the completed circling all to our East. most of the airliners going over have their landing lights on for their final approach. The object was near, but not in the flight path previously described. It was farther north. As my partner and I both watched, the object turned east. The fireball reduced in size by 50%, but not in brightness. Suddenly, it changed to a blue star like appearance and picked up speed, heading east. Over a few seconds this bluish light faded and appeared to go out. It was too close to have faded because of atmosphere. I feel it deliberately faded from sight.

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