FAA explains strange light in the sky over western Washington state - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

FAA explains strange light in the sky over western Washington state

KING 5 TV KING 5 TV

SEATTLE - Scientists - amateur and professionals - are all trying to make sense of something very strange spotted in the sky over western Washington state.

Cameras recorded a strange light in the sky Monday evening.  It looked like a stream of flames in the air over Pierce and Kitsap counties.  KING 5 TV in Seattle contacted the Air Force, the Federal Aviation Administration and local authorities, but no one had a concrete explanation for the lights.

The FAA said Tuesday morning that the light was caused by a high-altitude jet leaving a contrail behind it.  They say the sun was at just the right angle before sunset to create an illusion of smoke and fire.
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