|Occurred : 1/12/2004 04:00 (Entered as : 01/12/2004 04:00)
Reported: 1/12/2004 10:45:57 AM 10:45
Location: Lawrence, KS
|Bright, Color Changing Fast Object
At approximately 4:00 AM Central Time, out of habit I looked outside at the courtyard and looked at the sky. As I looked I saw in the clear night sky a stationary object that was changing colors from white to red to blue. It was stationary but as I kept watching it, it got brighter as it got down in the atmosphere until it looked like a very very bright object changing colors in the western sky. It was approximately 30,000-40,000 feet up in the sky (comparing to an airplane at that height in the daytime sky)and it would move quickly from left to right, up then down, then it would return to a stationary position. I watched it for about 45 minutes then it began going up in the sky at a fast rate. It would first go northward, then it would shift position and go west making a sharp 90 degree angle as it went up. It was moving at a very fast speed and within about 10 minutes it went from the brightest light in the sky to a very dim light like a far away star. I kept my eye on it as it moved away, then it disappeared.
((NUFORC Note: Possible "twinkling" star, perhaps Sirius. PD))