|Occurred : 7/16/2000 22:00 (Entered as : 07/16/00 10pm+)
Reported: 7/17/2000 18:29
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Duration:watched till 11:30
|((NUFORC Note: We received many reports of this object on this date from all over the State of Washington. We believe that the witnesses may have been observing the star, "Sirius," or perhaps some other twinkling star. PD))
bright star to the north of Wenatchee moving West to East!
Looking north from the south of Wenatchee toward Burch Mt we noticed a bright "star" about 10 - 15 degrees above the mountain. Then we noticed it was slowly moving to the east (by 11:30 pm it was above the Columbia River). We were too tired to stay up and track it further. It may have been a star - except that it was moving very slowly to the east. With the binoculars it still could have been a star, but the color change seemed to be a constant pattern - red to flourescent blue to amber - not flickering as the stars seem to. Well, it probably was a star, but it seemed to be going the wrong direction. Will watch again tonight and watch this web site to see if it caught anyone else's attention.