NUFORC Sighting 34461

Occurred: 2003-12-28 04:00 Local
Reported: 2004-01-14 09:09 Pacific
Duration: Happened until about 5:00
No of observers: 1

Location: McKean County, PA, USA

Shape: Unknown
Characteristics: Lights on object

Extremely bright lights in the sky flashing sequece of white, red, and green

At about 2:20 - 3:00 a.m., I was loading wood into the fireplace. This requires me to sit on the floor. From this position I am able to see up into the night sky without any effort. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed an unusually bright light directly over the neighbors house. (My neighbors house was brightly light up for the holiday season, so I found it partcularly strange that I could even see a star with so much light over there., but I sat down to read and forgot about it.

About 4:00 a.m., a log I had loaded fell against the fireplace door and started leaking smoke into the house, so I got down on the floor to adjust the fire and once again the light caught my eye. I remembered thinking "That is a bright star. I have lived here 13 years and never noticed a star there before, and is it that thing flashing". So I grabbed a pair of binoculars and was astonished to see it was in deed flashing in a sequence of white, red, and green. Its flashes were so definitive that they brightly light up the sky around them.

I sat there on the floor in the dark and watched it for about 10 minutes and decided to call my husband at work and tell him about the weird thing that was over the neighbors house. We joked about me signaling the aliens so if I disappeared he would know where I went and he told me to keep him posted. After I hung up from talking to him I started looking around the sky to see if there was anything else "strange" out there I had never noticed before and I saw another similar object directly across the sky from the firsts one. I am no good at distances, but I could say from one mountain top to the other.

I once again called my husband and noticed at that time the first light was very much lower in the sky and much closer to my neighbors house. That really interested me so I sat there and watched it move until it disappeared behind the mountain. I then took my attention back to the other object and it had gone behind the grove of pine trees and was no longer visible to me.

Well you better believe I have checked the same spot every night since. The object was there again on New Years Eve at roughly the same times and pretty much experienced the same series of events. Have been watching every night since, but it has been cloudy here at night, so haven't seen anything.

There were lights on the object Not sure if you could consider the colored flashes reflecting off the sky an auora or haze? Thought I may have caught something that looked like a red flare type thing shooting out of the second object on the first night, but wasn't directly looking at it with the binoculars so didn't mention it, but when I read the question thought I better mention it. Couldn't swear to it though it was just like a short red line for a second.

Don't known exactly what I saw come out of it, just something flare like and red.

Light flashed white red green. Actually there was a plane that flew under the second object shortly before it disappeared.

We are surrounded by hills and pine trees so it is difficult to say exactly where the plane came from.


We suspect a "twinkling" star. PD

Posted 2004-01-17

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