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Occurred : 12/17/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 12/17/2003 22:00)
Reported: 12/17/2003 10:25:13 PM 22:25
Posted: 12/19/2003
Location: Lake Stevens, WA
Shape: Unknown
Duration:20 min
Appears like large star changing colors and shapes, moving in zig-zag pattern then remaining stationary.

Driving home with my sons tonight, we all noticed this star that kept flashing red/blue/gold/white. At first I told them it was probably a jet headed toward us so we were seeing all the colors. As the colors flash, it appears to change shape to a diamond or triangular shaped light. But the "star" started darting about, going up several degrees at one time, then holding, then zigging to left or right. We started calling out these directional changes to one another, as well as colors, to verify we all were seeing it right. This was in the southeastern sky, but well above horizon in mid sky. After about 15 minutes, the "star" became stationary, and we went inside. I just checked, and it's still outside in more northern position, but did not move much while we observed it this time. The color changes have died down. Nothing else happened. It just seemed like too much movement and light color changes to be a regular star.