UFO Sighting Report - USA
October 1996 : Seattle, Washington
Downtown Seattle, Washington A Reddish Orange Globe Of Light Hovering
Date: October 1996
Time: Early Afternoon.
Location of Sighting: Downtown Seattle.
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Ball of light.
Full Description of event/sighting: Hi Brian, My one and only possible sighting has been nagging me of late, I've never reported it as at the time I had little or no interest in UFOs and it seemed so odd that I tried to rationalize it as something normal because it was right over downtown Seattle in the middle of the afternoon on a working day. I was at the time living in the "El Capitan" apartment buildings right next to the I5 freeway (Pine St.) on Capitol Hill over looking downtown. Early one afternoon (I'm guessing October and a work day I think) I glanced out of the window and saw a reddish-orange globe of light hovering and moving between the tall buildings at approximately 4th and Pike? or Pine? I was probably 700 yards away.
I thought it seemed odd as was hovering and moving extremely slowly between the buildings but felt sure it must have been a helicopter, maybe further out over Elliot Bay as I couldn't see anything but the light. I felt sure it must have been much further than I had initially thought. However the more I tried to look to see the helicopter behind the light, the stranger the whole thing seemed. As I stated earlier, I knew very little about UFOs at the time and was certain you only saw them at night in New Mexico or something, this was mid afternoon among skyscrapers in downtown! It eventually disappeared before I had a chance to go outside and walk toward it. I was toying with this idea for a good 5 minutes but just refused to believe this could be anything unexplainable because of the time and location..
To this day its the oddest thing I've ever seen and surely someone else must have seen it!? The feeling I got was that it was large-ish but too small to fit a person inside and that it was directly over or near Pike place market drifting from side to side very slowly for around 5 minutes. It disappeared behind a building and I never saw it again.
Thank you to the witness for the report.
HBCC UFO Research, Box 1091 Houston, British Columbia, Canada - VOJ 1ZO
[UFOINFO thanks Brian Vike for passing this report on.]