|Occurred : 3/28/2004 19:45 (Entered as : 03/28/2004 19:45)
Reported: 4/12/2004 7:13:14 AM 07:13
Location: Fall City, WA
|Two lights brighter than Jupiter, one above the other, suddenly disappeared.
While reviewing the more recent reports, I noticed a report of "anomalous lights" seen in Renton, WA, on 03/28/04. My 16 year old daughter and I also observed these lights. I was setting up my telescope in our front yard to observe Saturn when my daughter asked me to look at two stars behind us. I turned around (facing NNE)and saw through the trees what I thought were two very bright stars, one above the other, very near to Polaris in the sky. The apparent magnitude of both was brighter than Jupiter. I began to reposition my telescope away from the tree branches and when I turned both stars were gone. My daughter reported that they both had just "vanished". I am a former Army aviator and these lights did not appear to be either flares or conventional aircraft.
((NUFORC Note: We wonder whether the lights might have been landing lights on distant aircraft, although the witness, an aviator, seems to have ruled that out. PD))