|Occurred : 1/31/2007 20:15 (Entered as : 31/01/07 20:15)
Reported: 1/31/2007 12:57:41 PM 12:57
Location: Bushey (UK/England),
|Green and white flashing light over Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. has been observed for past 40 mins.
The object has been observed for the past 17 minutes, and as I write is still visible in the night sky. Weather conditions are fine and clear with excellent visibility and a full moon. It is at present situated 149 degrees SSE and I calculate it to be approximately 23 degrees above the horizon.
After first sighting the object, I mistook it for a bright star/planet. However, as I watched I noticed that the object was flashing the colours white/green/white/green and so on. I instantly dismissed what I thought was a star/planet for an aircraft.
I returned inside my house and gave the object no further thought.
I returned to my rear garden between 5 and 10 minutes later to discover that the object was and still is, clearly visible. My interest now aroused I decided to study it. I called to my wife and pointed out the object to her, and what I had already seen.
As we began to watch, I had a feeling that the object was not in the same position it was when I had first seen it, unfortunately I could not be sure. I timed our study which lasted 17 minutes. Within this time we saw the object move in a manner I would describe as follows; far to slow for a plane, too high and in one position for too long to be a helicopter and too fast for a satellite.
The constellation of Orion is clearly visible in the south eastern sky and having just looked the object is now in the 8 o'clock position as you look at the constellation. (If that makes sense?).
I hope this is of use to someone?? I am a 34 yr old police officer and my wife is a 35yr old hair stylist. We have lived at our current home for the past 18 months. This is the first time any object like this has been seen by us.
((NUFORC Note: We have written back to the source of the report, inquiring whether the object might have been the star, Sirius. His angular estimates are very accurate, and indicate to us that he and his wife may have been looking at Sirius. We have invited them to look again on the next night, to establish whether the object might be visible again, or not. PD))