|Occurred : 2/24/2018 21:20 (Entered as : 02/24/18 21:20)
Reported: 2/26/2018 7:20:48 PM 19:20
Location: Sand Point, ID
|Red/orange light moving low across horizon stops, smaller light drops down, both disappear .
Feb 24 at approximately 9:20 pm, my wife and I were walking to the house from an out building. I noticed a red/orange light on the southwest horizon. I thought it could be Mars (not knowing its position this time of year). It was slightly larger than I remember though. I looked at it again, it was steadily moving in a North East direction. I thought aircraft.
When we reached the front of the house, I looked again realizing an aircraft should have a blinking light, I thought perhaps something in orbit. At that point I stood and watched, it traveled around 45 degrees from when I first noticed it and started to fade in the clouds. About the same time it came to an abrupt stop, dropped a smaller red/orange object that left a small trail, then both completely disappeared.
I have never seen anything in the night sky do anything similar to what I witnessed, so I watched the news cycle and Internet for more information and found nothing.