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Sighting Reports 2008

Woman Sees 3 White Orbs in Western Sky While Driving

Sighting Location Was About 20 Miles Southeast of Downtown Seattle.
Sighting Location Was About 20 Miles Southeast of Downtown Seattle.

Date of Sighting: August 22, 2008
Time of Sighting: 9:20 PM PDT
Date Sighting Reported: August 23, 2008
Duration of Sighting: Two to Three Minutes
Location of Sighting: Covington, Washington
Latitude: 47.37 Degrees North
Longitude: 122.1 Degrees West
Number of Witnesses: One
Weather: Witness Reported That Skies Were Clear

Description: There were three bright white, orb like objects I sighted going west bound on highway 18. I saw them just before the Covington exit at about 9:20 PM. They were just hovering. Two were closer to each other than the third. They did not appear to move in any direction whatsoever. As I took my exit, I couldn't tell if they were dropping in elevation or just going behind the tree line due to my new position. They were definitely not airplanes or stars. The sky was clear and I could see them very clearly against the dark night sky.

Additional Report by Witness: I saw the orbs for about 2 - 3 minutes while I was driving. (I'm lucky I didn't get into a wreck.) The orbs looked about one third the size of the moon. I was the only one in the car, but there were a lot of drivers on the road. I thought about pulling over to see if anyone would follow my lead so I could maybe speculate with someone, but I didn't. When I got to my boyfriend's house I had him come outside to look with me, but he has a lot of high trees around his place and we couldn't see anything. I hope that this helps.

Update From Witness Received October 2, 2008: The sighting in Covington, WA on Aug 22, 2008 were helicopters. I live right where this sighting was reported, and there is an ongoing problem with helicopters flying over top my house right at the reported time. We're not sure what the source of the helicopters these are, but they are very annoying. The time window is always between 9:30 and 11:30, but most predominately 10:30 PM. Hope this helps.

Comments: Given the new information in this report the sighting was of helicopters. Many other "night lights" reports that I receive could be due to helicopters. I discount helicopters as a sighting explanation if the witnesses do not hear any sound. However, if the helicopters are far away or other background sound is present, then no sound may be heard.