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Occurred : 8/1/1999 22:45 (Entered as : 08/01/99 22:45)
Reported: 8/2/1999 00:00
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Ferndale (near, countryside), WA
Shape: Other
Duration:5 to 8 seconds
A faint star-like object traveling North very rapidly in an erratic pattern.

While walking my dogs, my eye was caught by a strobe flash from a passing plane traveling E to W. An occasional flash seemed focused (towards me) rather than the non-focused variety usually seen. The plane seemed to be passing a faint star which then moved in relation to other stars. Simultaneously, there was a blue flash in the east that lighted up the whole horizon. I do not believe any of the events were connected, but they may tie to a time line. I doused my flashlight and watched the N traveling object until it disappeared over the N horizon. It became more indistinct as it traveled N due to the lights from White Rock, B.C. It moved rapidly in a zig-zag fashion for a brief period (2-3 seconds) then straightened out in a northerly route. Could have been a polar route satellite except for the deviations in path.