|Occurred : 8/11/2018 21:10 (Entered as : 08/11/18 21:10)
Reported: 8/11/2018 9:34:18 PM 21:34
Location: Moscow, ID
|Reddish/orangish light ascending very fast over Moscow ID
I live in Moscow, Idaho, and my house faces west. I went outside my house at approximately 9:10 pm Saturday evening on August 11, 2018. I was walking down the steps of my front porch when I noticed two bright reddish or orangish lights low in the sky to the west. One was where Jupiter is normally found at this time of year. The other was at the same elevation as Jupiter but slightly further to the north. Both were of nearly the same color and brightness.
However as I looked, the light to the north of Jupiter began ascending into the sky. It was moving very quickly, so much so that I watched for only 2 or 3 seconds before running back inside to call my wife and children to see the object. This was a strange event and I wanted others to confirm what I was seeing.
I was inside between 10 to 15 seconds. When I returned outside, the object was still ascending. The light from the object seemed to slightly pulse in intensity, getting brighter then dimmer every second or two. My wife joined me outside but my children did not come out quickly enough to see it.
As my wife and I watched, the object moved overhead in the sky as if it was now traveling toward the east. The rate of ascent seemed constant but very fast for an object that was clearly so far away. We heard no sound associated with the object.
As it began to move overhead, it started to flicker more significantly than before. It pulsed brighter than much dimmer than before three or four times, then simply faded from our view. If the object was still overhead, it was no longer giving off any light.
From my first view of the object to its disappearance was no more than 90 seconds.
It was the single strangest thing I've ever seen.