|Occurred : 7/9/2017 04:30 (Entered as : 07/09/17 04:30)
Reported: 7/15/2017 11:24:12 PM 23:24
Location: Jefferson, GA
|Strange flashing light, no rhythm, and wildly varying intensity, moving west to east.
I went out to have a smoke at around 4:30 AM. I do this often, and am always looking up for shooting stars, satellites, etc. I saw a slightly yellowish/white light in the Western sky flash dimly then go out.
I kept watching the same area of the sky, and several seconds later, the light appeared again, but about 5 times as bright, and the light stayed on for at least 3 seconds, and had moved some distance toward the east.
It then flashed dimly several seconds later, then again dimly, then very brightly and for a longer duration. There was no rhythm to this flashing at all, it was very random, and definitely was not a plane. I’ve seen many satellites, and this was very different. For one, it was much slower, and secondly, on a strange west to east path, thirdly, satellites don’t flash.
The strangest thing though, I went out the very next night, and saw the exact same object, same trajectory, only slightly further south in the sky.
I don’t know what it was, but it was definitely unidentified by this long time sky watcher.