|Occurred : 12/6/2009 19:30 (Entered as : 12/06/2009 19:30)
Reported: 12/7/2009 1:58:28 PM 13:58
Location: Honolulu, HI
|Bright green light with extreme speed flight pattern over ocean beyond Waikiki, Island of Oahu, 12/06/09
From a vantage point on a hillside facing the ocean beyond Waikiki on a clear starry night, I spotted a bright flash of green light at about the same altitude as my line of sight. The location was over the ocean, some distance offshore of what would be considered as the Diamondhead or Waikiki/Honolulu area of Oahu. The green light flashed once, then streaked several miles to the left in a split second, flashed brightly once more, then went dark momentarily and flashed dimly once more before disappearing.
I watched the area for 5 more minutes but didn't see another occurrence.
Commercial aircraft are always passing through the same airspace as this sighting, and as I watched the area after this sighting there were a number of commercial flights moving slowly across the sky with their characteristic small flashing white lights. The speed, color and movement pattern of man-made craft and UFOs are entirely different and as a former flight student, I would never possibly confuse the two.
I have seen the same thing before, from the other side of the island of Oahu, over Kaneohe Bay about 10 years ago. On that occasion there were two of us watching, and we saw the same thing and still talk about it. The green light and flight pattern for that older sighting were much the same as this sighting on 12/06/09, further validating these experiences for me. I checked the local news the next day and found no reports of sightings, but I find it hard to believe that I was the only witness.