Occurred: 2005-01-20 01:15 Local
Reported: 2005-01-20 21:13 Pacific
Duration: 20 mins.
No of observers: 1

Location: Brooksville, FL, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Changed Colo

Wierd light spotted in Brooksville, Florida

On 01/20/2005, 1:15AM, I stepped outside to have a cigarette. Looking tpo the South I saw what looked like a light that flashed many different colors. It appeared to be several miles away, and thot it to be an airplane or star. Being very familiar with astronomy and also seeing the heavy cloud cover, horizen to horizen, I knew this was interesting. As I watched it more closely I realized that it was wobbling up and down, side to side in small but definate movements. Also noticed it wasnt moving in a direction. It was stationary aside from the wobbling movements. This event lasted for at least two cigarettes, and I smoke 100's, and a few mins longer than that. I estimate 20 mins. or so. The light continued to flash many colors this entire time, and just before it vanished I noticed a shift in its position a couple of degrees against the tree line I was using as a reference. I'm very familiar with how things look in the sky at night and I have never seen anything behave like this before.


Report is not inconsistent with a sighting of the star, Sirius. PD

Posted 2005-01-27

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