|Occurred : 2/10/2005 23:20 (Entered as : 02/10/2005 23:20)
Reported: 2/11/2005 11:37:31 PM 23:37
Location: Vancouver, WA
Duration:1 hour 10 minutes
|Bright white and blue light with red lights flashing around it
At 23:20 I went outside to take the dog to the bathroom, when I looked up into the sky above the Columbia River to look at the stars. Our house over looks the river and the West end of the Portland International Airport. When I looked up I saw a very bright light that was white and blue with red lights that flashed and moved around the object. I went back into the house and determined that it was at about 190 degrees on the compass dial from magnetic North. I turned on the television and watched tv for about 40 minutes, when I checked on the object again, it had moved approximately 2 degrees to the West. I went back to the tv and checked again 30 minutes later and it had moved approximately 15 degrees to the West. I fell asleep and when I awoke at 03:00, it was gone. When I was observing it, I never really saw it move, it seemed to hang in the sky with small gyrating motions. I know it was not an incoming airplane or helo because it was way above the normal flight patterns that come into PDX at that time of the night and it hung around too long. I always check the sky every night for anomalies during the last 1.5 weeks I have been here and this is the first time I have seen this object, as I report this on 2/11/04, it is not in the sky tonight (I checked before the clouds rolled in).
((NUFORC Note: Possible sighting of Sirius, we suspect. Sirius would be in the southern sky at the time indicated by the witness. PD))