|Occurred : 1/22/2001 00:30 (Entered as : 01/22/01 00:30)
Reported: 1/23/2001 02:08
Location: Camano Island, WA
|It looked like a star & wasn't an airplane, planes can't fly like that!
My wife went outside to the car last night & stopped to look at the stars like she always does. She saw a bright light that she thought was a sattelite moveing north in the southwest sky. When it stopped she called me outside to see it. She pointed out a big bright star just over the tree line southwest of our home, & told me to watch it. It wasn't moveing when I saw it, but started to move eraticaly in a small area.We continued to watch it, It then went left realy quick & stopped on a dime, & went right, she asked me what it was & I said I did not know, but it wasn't an airplane, because airplanes can't do that. We continued to watch it. I went and told her mother about it & she came outside to see it. We all watched it for about an hour, it stayed in the same general area all this time, It's brightness would sometimes dim for a little bit then go bright again, You could occasionaly see a red flash go off near by it like a flashbulb,there was a flash of blue light low on the horizon just to the east of it,but very quick & faint. Ive worked in aviation for the last 19 years & this was not an airplane, they don't move like that, & sattelites don't stop. There was even an airplane that flew through the vicinity way below it. It moved rappidly towards it then stopped still far away. It just slowly moved in the same direction as the airplane was moveing & then went back up to where it was before.