|Occurred : 10/28/2013 20:17 (Entered as : 10/28/13 20:17)
Reported: 10/29/2013 9:13:25 AM 09:13
Location: Kingston, WA
|Unexplained Bright Stationary Flash of Light Kingston WA
Date: 10/28/2013 TIME: 20:17 PDT Country: United States State: Washington City: Kingston Sighting: Unexplained Bright Stationary Flash of Light I had just put the dogs into the house after our evening walk. I live in a rural area (it’s very dark) and often gaze up at the sky and practice picking out constellations or stars. I have done this almost all my life and I have never seen anything that I could not explain outright.
On Monday October 28th at approximately 08:17 PM PDT I was facing SW and at around 70 degrees above the horizon just above some tall fir trees I saw a bright light turn ON like a flashlight in the sky then turn off approximately 1 or 2 seconds later. It was not moving. It was approximately 7 to 10 times brighter than the stars around it and most certainly not an aircraft light. It may have been 3 times the size of the closest star. I waited and it occurred again approximately 2 minutes later.
Although a dull sighting, it was odd enough to me that I figured if someone else saw it and was hesitant to report it they might see my report and add a corroborating report. I noticed a similar report in Kennewick on 10/20/2013.
((NUFORC Note: Sighting of Venus, we suspect. PD))