Location: Fairbanks, AK, USA
Duration: 1hour 30 mins
No of observers: 2
Reported: 2003-08-07 18:36:21 Pacific
Posted: 2003-08-28 00:00:00
Characteristics: Changed Color, Aircraft nearby
Flickering Star like Object Moving Laterally at about 0130 hrs
The Object was seen at approximately 0130 hrs on the 7th, I did not know my exact orientation as far as direction is concerned it appeared to be near Fairbanks Int'l Airport. My wife spotted it first I looked and at frst glance thought that it may be venus because it was just stting there and it was very bright. Then I noticed it was slowly moving laterally. It seemed to flicker like a quasar but it was too far away for me to get a distinct shape I am in army aviation so I dimissed rotary wing aircraft because the consume too much fuel to just sit it the air for no reason and they have a definite hovering appearance. I am not sure if weather balloons have lights or why they would be that far from the university. And lastly could it have been a hot air balloon? Your guess is as good as mine please reply if you have some idea... I also call fairbanks airport operations and they said they had no idea?
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