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PRELIMINARY UFO REPORT DATE: March 5, 1988 TIME: Between 9:20 and 9:25 P.M. LOCATION: West Seattle, Washington DURATION: 1-3 minutes SOURCE OF SIGHTING: UFO Reporting Center 206-722-3000 INVESTIGATOR: Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D., MUFON While crossing the street on foot from a corner convenience store a man and a woman observed a huge, metallic spherical-shaped object surrounded by a corona of bright blue light over the West Seattle golf course. They described the object as "as wide as a football field is long" (300 feet). They heard a humming sound, and estimated the altitude to be only 300 yards above the golf course. They reported being nearly knocked down by a car because they were standing there in the middle of the street "kind of mesmerized" by the sight of such a strange object so close to the ground in a populated area. The driver of the car who stopped got out and also watched the object. Together they watched the object for a period of approximately 30-40 seconds. It moved very quickly right, then left--in a zig-zag fashion as it gained altitude--and then departed very quickly into the upper atmosphere. The woman is in her thirties and works as a transit operator for the regional transit system. The man, her boyfriend, is in his forties. After the sighting they discussed what they had seen with the other witness. The other witness suggested that they not report it to anyone and drove off without giving his name.

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