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Occurred : 2/19/2020 22:30 (Entered as : 02/19/2020 10:30)
Reported: 2/20/2020 12:25:54 PM 12:25
Posted: 2/25/2020
Location: Renton, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:<5 minutes
Witness report: Star moving rapidly, erratically

At approximately 10:30pm, I took my dogs outside to let them pee, in the yard. As I stood holding their leashes, I was looking up at the sky. To the south, I noticed a faint reddish star. I cannot explain why I took notice at first, but I can best express my thoughts in the moment as if the star was “out of place”. I watched this “star” for a few seconds, and it then rapidly, erratically shifted its position in the sky, from its original position to other positions in the same vicinity of the sky, returning briefly back to its original position, during these rapid movements, and coming to rest again in the original position after ~5 seconds of rapid, erratic movement. The “star” sat in the original position that I first took notice of it in for another moment, longer than the movement had lasted for. The star then moved from the original position again, in the same manner it had done previously - rapidly, erratically, seemingly randomly, and back to the orig! inal position again. This cycle repeated for less than 5 minutes. My dogs did not react to these events. I cannot explain any reason as to why I decided to take the dogs back inside and not continue my examination of this “star”. In the moment, I registered that I was viewing something strange, but was not alarmed by it.