|Occurred : 5/22/2017 04:10 (Entered as : 05222017 04:10)
Reported: 5/22/2017 4:56:30 PM 16:56
Location: Sumner, WA
|Unusually low lights that broke up and flashed about 20 minutes in Sumner, WA
May 22, 2017 Yesterday was a beautiful warm day. The sky was clear with patchy clouds here and there. As it began getting dark, I was disappointed because as usual, the sky was overcast, and not many stars could be seen.
Maybe around 11pm, I was outside having a smoke and looking up to the sky. Night before last, within about 10 minutes, I seen what I think were satellites. Two separate tiny white lights, like specks, no flashing or any other colors just steady white light zoom across the sky.
Tonight, all of the sudden I see one solid white speck of light but it's much lower than the two that I seen the night before. Travelling fast, steady white light. I grab the camera but my screen is broken so I can't see what I'm aiming at. Pointed it in the direction of the light which I can see with my eyes but it's already a bit away from me. I did manage to capture a few seconds of it on video but the quality is poor.
I had some house chores to do and made a late dinner. Remembered that I needed to send an email with photos attached so went upstairs to do so. I'm borrowing a computer from a friend and not used to Windows 10 and had to figure out how to download the pics from my camera. And I got sidetracked...
Next thing I know, it's almost 4am! I turn off the tv and look outside and quickly notice a super bright orange light in the flight path but it seems to be descending. It was very low, grabbed the camera and pointed in it's direction. Then a bright white light comes from same direction and looks to be slowing down. I took five separate videos because the lights were busy - doing something for probably 20 minutes. Two of those videos did not come out. You can hear me on them but no video was recorded until the last few seconds of one. I was surprised and almost couldn't believe what I was seeing. All together, I think there was at least four lights - low, and they would break into different lights flashing - at one point, the first two lights were making a cross of red, yellow and blue flashing very quickly but that doesn't show on the video. I'm a bit embarassed of the quality of my video - it's extremely poor - Canon Powershot, video taken outside my upstairs bedroom win! dow through the screen. Diidn't have another angle accessible for viewing. Got just a bit nervous towards the end of videoing because a couple of the lights seemed to flash close. Don't know how to describe but my friend and I have captured many videos in the past and sometime when capturing unusual lights - it might not be noticed by the person filming at the time, but upon reviewing, it will seem like the light(s) will suddenly come up on you quick. Oh, and my cat kept getting in the way. In one of the videos, there's a weird sound, otherwise, it was quiet outside. I'm estimating some people around the Sumner, Pacific, Edgewood areas HAD TO HAVE SEEN THESE. I have no idea how low they were but from where I was watching, the lights were below. I almost called the cops because I've heard of other people doing that - to see if anyone else had called but it was after 4 am and didn't want to sound like a crack pot.