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Occurred : 1/16/2001 00:30 (Entered as : 01/16/01 00:30)
Reported: 1/16/2001 16:33
Posted: 2/18/2001
Location: Kent, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:1 hour
Bright lights seen moving in the sky executing 90 degree turns, and flickering colors between red, blue, and bright white.

After lying down in bed I noticed a light streaking outside my window out of the corner of my eye. I opened the blinds all the way, and thought I was seeing shooting stars until noticing that their direction was odd. They looked light very bright stars, and one in particular was moving up and down, side to side stopping on a dime, and moving from one axis to the other at 90 degree angles. I called a friend that lives a few miles away, and he witnessed the same thing. A second person that was in the house with me witnessed the same thing. These objects were located in the sky at about a 45-degree angle from view (elevation) and South Southwest to the left and slightly below Orion's Belt (I think). There was a triangular constellation of similar objects to the left and slightly below the initial object that were moving around also, but they were dimmer. The objects resembled stars, but seemed to change from bright white to red and blue. They were also flickering between colors. It seemed as though the object left a small trail at times, and sometimes it looked like two stars connected by a thin beam of light before they merged into a single light source. I watched the objects for about 90 minutes before going back to bed. I thought that this object could possibly be a satellite. I have a high quality video camera tonight, and will tape the sky if this happens again.

((NUFORC Note: We believe the witness describes two bright planets, Jupiter and Saturn, that would be in that part of the sky at that hour. PD))