|Occurred : 5/23/2018 22:30 (Entered as : 05/23/18 22:30)
Reported: 5/24/2018 12:25:23 AM 00:25
Location: Marysville, WA
|Extremely high altitude objects moving fast in tandem in the night sky until one stopped and its light dimmed.
At nearly 10:30 pm on May 23, 2018, I observed a small, white light, high in the E/NE sky near Marysville, WA. At first I thought it could be a satellite, (way up there,) but it slowly, gained speed.
I then noticed a brighter and much bigger light, in front of the object. They appeared to be moving in tandem, same heading, (East to North East,) same speed. I was at that time, gauging distance (Are these lights at as high of an altitude as I think?) Then the two objects passed far above a very high, sparse cloud. It was then that I was surprised as they gained speed, one following the other. Their incredible speed was not consistent with my knowledge of military or civilian A/C capability. Then the trailing object stopped and its light dimmed abruptly. (I thought that it had disappeared, so my eyes followed the other object.) The much brighter, larger object continued down the horizon.
After following the path of the bigger light with my eyes, I looked back (up) at the area where the smaller object seemed to disappear. I observed what appeared to be a star but was not; the object then brightened and moved off in the same direction as before.
I served in the USMC Air-Wing in the 1980's, and I am an avid aeronautics observer. I have seen many things in the sky that I have brushed off but this was different, I have no clue what this was or even what it could have been.