|Occurred : 8/16/2005 22:10 (Entered as : 08/16/2005 22:10)
Reported: 8/16/2005 9:28:46 PM 21:28
Location: Aurora, CO
|Flashing light Ascends quickly in the night sky
While sitting in my hot tub in my back yard (as I do every night) I observed 2 aircraft overhead in the "normal" flight patterns over our house (approximately 2000 feet or lower for both aircraft - they appeared to be in a landing pattern for DIA). After watching these aircraft move off to the north and the east respectively, I turned my focus up to the stars directly above the backyard. I saw a bright flash (as bright as the surrounding stars) which I assumed was one of the many aircraft which fly at high altitude which I have seen many times. The flash appeared in the center of a triangle of stars directly above me. This flash was brighter than normal, and caught my attention. I continued to watch the point in space, looking to see which direction the aircraft was headed. A second flash, not as bright, appeared in the same position as the first - in the center of the three stars. It was approximately 2 seconds after the first. 2 Seconds later, another flash in the same position, only smaller and not as bright. At this point I could assume that the source of the flash was climbing straight up based on it's position in relation to the 3 star triangle. Additionally, each flash had gotten dimmer, and smaller. A final 4th flash came as a barely viewable blip of light - once again in the center of the triangle of stars.
Watching the sky for 10 minutes did not produce any other flashes or sources of the light.