|Occurred : 8/12/2008 23:30 (Entered as : 08/12/08 23:30)
Reported: 8/12/2008 12:42:53 AM 00:42
Location: Lacey, WA
|A star-like object, moving in hooks, fast streams, and circles stayed above the house until I was tired and went inside.
At around 11:30 PM, I walked into my backyard so I could witness a meteor shower that was about to occur in 30 minutes. At this time, I was scanning the sky, hoping to catch a glimpse of an early meteor. I didn’t see anything yet, however I did see a bright light in the sky the was obviously moving to the east, to my 10 o’clock position, and it looked like it was over my neighbors house. I at first thought it was a satellite, so I ignored it, however after 5 minutes, it was still there, moving ever so slowly. When I really watched it for a good 30 seconds, I realized this object was actually moving in circles, zigzags, quick lines from side to side, and small hooks. Confused at what I was seeing, I laid there staring at this thing. When I saw it move about 5 inches across the sky directly over my house in 2, VERY fast back to back streaks, I alerted others inside the house. Myself and 3 others continued to watch this star-like object move for as long as we could lay out there. I believe it’s still there, and it is now 12:35 AM. I doesn’t really change its quadrant of the sky, it just moves rapidly, in hooks, and side to side motions, gradually, then faster, then slower again as it ends its maneuver. It appears to just look like a star, but due to its obvious, rapid, in-human like movements, it is clearly not. I also saw a very dim star move towards it, then dissapear as it came next to it. It appeared to leave a faint red-ish trail a microfiber long.