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Occurred : 12/28/2000 03:00 (Entered as : 12/28/00 03:00)
Reported: 12/30/2000 16:11
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Bremerton, WA
Shape: Other
Duration:2 Hr 15 Min
Comet-like geo-stationary objects in vicinity of Ursa Major

Looking due N, I looked upward at approx. 85 degrees and noticed what at first appeared to be two comet tails, extending NW to SE, not parallel but diverging approx. 10 degrees. Lengths approx. width of one finger at arms length. Appearance was also like the landing lights of two airplanes at great altitude reflecting on haze or ice crystals. Several minutes of continuous observation showed no movement at all against the background stars. I noted the positions relative to Big Dipper (slightly W and S (or higher)). After one hour I observed that the two light sources had not moved relative to the ground but were stationary with Big Dipper rotating CCW. After 2 1/4 hours one of the sources appeared slightly S of and between the bottom-most two stars of the ladle of Big Dipper. They had not changed position relative to the ground nor to each other. At first, the sources seemed more coherent, as if a beam of light, brightest to the L (W) and fading to the R (E). It is possible that the rightmost source was more coherent, and may have had several pinpoints or flashes of light along its length, only several, and at random. This one also appeared to have a lobed width, 2-3 lobes being suggested, but just at the limit of my vision. Over time, the sources faded slightly, or dispersed slightly, but remained exactly as when first seen in all other respects. Absolutely no motion relative to the ground. (Geo-stationary objects? At this latitude I thought it not possible to remain fixed over a position directly below.)

((NUFORC Note: We talked to this witness and found him to be exceptionally credible. He sounds like a highly qualified observer. PD))