I was walking my dog at 8:00pm on Wednesday Nov. 30th in downtown Kirkland near Marina Park and was surprised to see a fully lit Christmas Tree spinning and dancing itself up the street. Fully lit and playing music, it swerved from lane to lane but did not appear to hit any parked cars or oncoming traffic. I am almost certain there was no one inside the tree and no one controlling it remotely. It appeared entirely autonomous, almost like a Roomba vacuum.
I followed it up Kirkland Avenue to the Heathman Hotel where I was able to catch it on video, which I have attached. When I left, it was making it's way back to the waterfront. It was certainly one of the stranger, yet magical things I have ever seen. I don't know if this counts as newsworthy, but if there was some explanation, I would love to know who animated the tree like a real life Frosty the Snowman.
Thanks, Sean Monahan Kirkland Resident
[box type="tick" style="rounded" border="full"]We have seen photos of the inside of this mystery tree and it appears to built around a scooter of sorts with a boom box cranking out the tunes. What a fantastic way to ring in the season! - Editor[/box]