|Occurred : 2/16/2013 02:00 (Entered as : 02/16/13 2:00)
Reported: 2/18/2013 12:58:47 AM 00:58
Location: Chesapeake, VA
|Multi-color emitting light/star in the sky, extra brilliant, vanishes.
I walked out onto my back porch with a friend, and immediately noticed a very bright, energetic light in the western sky. It appeared to be a star, but was much much brighter than any other star, and looking closer, I saw that the light source was 'twinkling' various many different colors other than white, mainly red, green, and blue.
I cannot stress how much brighter this light was compared to the other stars in the sky, including the big dipper which appeared large in the sky and was directly overhead. I also cannot stress how colorful the light was. I was literally in awe trying to explain it to myself.
It was not a radio tower, with a distinctive, predictable white or red blinking.
It was not a helicopter or an airplane, as it was completely stationary in the sky and appeared to be very far away. Only the brightness of the object could have made it appear to be within the atmosphere.
In awe of and unable to explain what I was looking at, I went back inside to grab some other people, but when we went outside the light was gone.
I'm not sure what it was. One of my theories is that I witnessed the images of the death of a star, a supernova, however many light years away it was, that were just now reaching Earth.
Has anybody heard of a supernova or other explainable cosmological event that would have been visible between 2-3 AM Saturday the 16th of February 2013, in the west/southwestern sky of Chesapeake, VA?
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))