A red light traveling at a slow speed was visible for 20 min...Case #: 155675
A red light traveling at a slow speed was visible for 20 mintes and was seen to hover four times. It was a clear night with an almost full moon, cold, with a stagnant air/smog alert in effect. My co-worker and I, working outside in the dark, had earlier been commenting on the brilliance of Jupiter in the southwest sky. ((NUFORC Note: May be Venus in the SW sky. PD)) There was the usual busy air traffic coming and going from McCord AFB, Sea-Tac Int., and Boeing Field which we were both very familiar with. Each airplane in the normal traffic routinely displays white, red, and green lights, frequently to be seen blinking rapidly. My co-worker first noticed a bright fire engine red colored light moving at a slower speed than the average airplane, and was not following the normal traffic approach pattern. There were no white or green lights or blinking associated with this object. It first appeared southeast of our location moving toward the southwest from over the ridge top behind Port Orchard, WA, moved out into the open, and then from our viewpoint appeared to stop and hover over that town. My general feeling was that it was a much greater distance away, and was not actually over the town. During the 20 minute sighting the object stopped four times, the last time it stopped for almost ten minutes. Then it simply blinked out and was gone. It didn’t fade into the distance as it moved, it just went out and wasn’t there any more. The sighting happed from 18:45 to 19:05.