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8/9/1976

i was a kid in bed with my mom at night staring out the huge picture window facing east in my parent’s bedroom. we had a view of lake washington, the cascades, and what was then the naval air base, now magnuson park. our house was directly east of where the soundgarden is now, below the stand point country club golf course. i was staring at a star that was super bright, so bright it didn’t really seem like a star, but it was still in the sky like a star, and i stared, fascinated by its strangely bright light, and i was unable to look away. then suddenly it shot straight upwards, and i mean straight upwards, absolutely vertical, and was gone. no aircraft could fly like that. not then, not now. it was my first sighting of a ufo.

Submitted by Karen Ann C.