Location of Sighting: Seattle, Washington (Wallingford Area)
Date of Sighting: July 9, 2016
Time of Sighting: 10:40 PM PDT
Description: A man was outside and noticed bright orange-red objects flying to the North-Northeast. The objects were flying in “an orderly” straight line. He noticed several groups of objects. The objects were visible for about 7 minutes. He said that the objects appeared to be ascending and would disappear into the cloud deck. He also saw several commercial jets approaching Seattle-Tacoma Airport from the north. The objects were silent.
Note: The witness quite likely saw Chinese lanterns that were drifting with the wind. The lanterns were rising and disappeared in the cloud deck. A check of weather showed that skies were partly cloudy at 3,100 feet and mostly cloudy at 10,000 feet. Surface winds were from the South at 17 MPH.Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.