|Occurred : 1/13/2007 03:00
Reported: 1/16/2007 10:18:28 PM 22:18
Location: Seattle, WA
|Brilliant chartreuse green flashing beam, within a ring of bright red lights in Puget Sound morning of 1/13/07.
Saturday morning 1/13/07 around 3:00am looking due west from the beach in West Seattle toward Blake Island, I noticed something emitting bright red and green lights through some amount of cloud cover, that I assumed to be an approaching aircraft.
But the red/green lights didn't advance, so I noted the position in the sky, lining it up between a white flashing marine beacon and other lights on Blake Island. It seemed stationary.
With binoculars I could see that the body of the light was chartreuse green, surrounded by red lights. It may have been round. It seemed to emit green flashes of light, reminding me of a 4th of July firework, where separate streams of light shoot out geyser-like, all at once, arcing in different directions. The red lights didn't seem to flash like the center chartreuse green light. The object seemed located much above and beyond Blake Island, at a position of about one o'clock from the center of the island. I noticed another similar stationary red/green light at a position of about three o'clock in the sky, that wasn't irridescent or flashing. I watched these lights for about 45 minutes before going to bed. What with the unusually cold temperatures, I thought it might have been a phenomenon caused by ice in the air - although the stars visible that morning were unremarkable. The next morning (Sunday 1/14/07) at 2:00am I checked to see if the two objects were still there, but they were not.
((NUFORC Note: Sirius?? PD))