|Occurred : 1/13/2010 18:15 (Entered as : 01/13/2010 18:15)
Reported: 1/18/2010 3:55:59 PM 15:55
Location: Troutdale (south of), VA
|Traveling South of Troutdale, my son and I saw a light to the SSE just above the treeline, which, when measured at arms length, would be about 1 1/2" above the well defined treeline.
At first, it appeared as a bright star, about the brightness of Venus, possibly slightly brighter. I commented that it might even be the Space Station due to it's brightness. But the light never tracked. Rather, it stayed stationary.
We both commented it was not pulsating or strobing, but was a solid light that was changing from red to white to red again.
We watched this light for about two minutes, at which time I commented to my son that we would go home and look at it through the spotting scope and tell more about it.
At that time the light simply went out. It never went anywhere, zoomed away, etc. It simply turned off.
We have not seen the light since.