Published: 1:36 PM 4/14/2014
Shelton, Washington - 04-13-14
I was on the back deck of my home facing looking west. I thought I was seeing a very large, red meteor falling rapidly from upper atmosphere on slight angle to SW skies over Hwy 101.
It went from tiny to huge within 6 seconds. It APPEARED to be "crashing" over Hwy 101. By the time it was directly over the tree line it was distinctly a very large (no relative measurement), very bright red, round orb; pulsing with rhythm.
It appeared like a solid red glowing 'marble.' As I said, I thought it was crashing because of the speed it was 'falling.' There was no evidence of a crash though.
My primary emotion was extreme excitement and excruciating frustration because I didn't know what it was, and it didn't reappear. It disappeared behind the trees separating me from Hwy 101 & I waited but it not reappear, nor did I glimpse it thru the trees which I would anticipate had it been a craft landing at the Mason Co. Airport.
I found it hard to return inside the house. When I returned in, the cable TV was not working properly. It is continuing to experience interference but subsiding.
Like many I imagine, I have to say my husband is a pilot, I grew up around McChord Fort Lewis Military Base and SeaTac Airport. I've also seen meteors (some dramatic) and many satellites. There is also an airport north of Shelton so I had to think about that. The pulsing I saw was unlike any navigational lights I am used to seeing on flying crafts.
This was bigger and brighter than anything I have ever seen in the sky. The round orb shape was VERY round and ENTIRELY bright, BRIGHT RED. It was pulsing VERY BRIGHTLY.
(It is now 9:30 pm and the cable TV is working properly. I immediately called my husband who was not here, hoping perhaps he was on Hwy 101 returning home and perhaps saw it too but he didn't.)
I am reporting in case someone else saw it and reported it too. I understand the importance of triangulation.