Occurred: 1980-07-10 23:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2014-08-19 05:18 Pacific
Duration: 5 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Ridgefield, WA, USA

Shape: Orb
Characteristics: Lights on object

A bright light orb, flies in a Z pattern.

I was laying in our back yard. It was a clear night and I was looking at the stars.

All of a sudden, this round light raced across the sky. It appeared to be in our outer atmosphere. The light was as bright as the stars, but the size, if I held a No. 2 pencil out, the size was the roundness of the eraser. Measuring from where I was, it travelled a straight line about eight inches, and then stopped, and at an angle like a V, travelled another straight eight inches, and stopped, and a V again, travelled another eight inches, and then disappeared. The pattern was a Z pattern.

That is it. I can not identify it. It was way to fast for a helicopter, Jet, or even a rocket. Plus it stopped for an instant and changed directions. Twice.

So it was not a meteor, and it was not a satellite.

Posted 2014-08-22

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