NUFORC Sighting 31377

Occurred: 2003-09-02 04:45 Local
Reported: 2003-09-10 22:35 Pacific
Duration: approx. 10 min.
No of observers: 1

Location: Edmonds, WA, USA

Shape: Light

Bright object in the sky flashes on and off

The incident occurred on September 2nd at approximately 4:45 a.m. I had been asleep, but was awakened by what sounded like an airplane. The area I live in is very quiet, so it was unusual to hear an airplane, especially one loud enough to wake me up. I went to the window to look outside (my bedroom faces west) and I saw a bright light in the sky. It seemed too large to be a star and it wasn't moving like an airplane. Instead, it stayed stationary. As I watched it, I noticed that the light would be bright one moment, then it would be gone, then it would be bright again and then it would be gone. I watched for about 10 minutes with the light pulsing on and off until it finally disappeared. The time between the light appearing and disappearing was probably around 5 or 10 seconds. Since that morning, I have looked in the sky each night to determine if it was a plane or a helicopter that I saw. The planes I've watched since then don't stay stationary that long and they fly across the sky along a particular route. I don't know how long helicopters can remain stationary, but the object I saw seemed too high in the sky to be a helicopter. I have also checked to see if there are other lights in the same area that I may have misinterpreted for this object, but all of the lights that I have seen (from houses and buildings)are much lower in the sky than the object I saw. I also thought that clouds could have intermittently covered the object and made it appear that the object was flashing on and off, but I believe the skies were clear that morning. Because I haven't seen anything in the sky like this before, I thought I would report this to you.

Posted 2003-09-12

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