|Occurred : 9/4/2008 05:30 (Entered as : 09/04/08 5:30)
Reported: 9/4/2008 9:57:20 AM 09:57
Location: Vancouver, WA
Duration:1 hour +
|I awoke and looked out my bedroom window to see what looked like a very bright star, but was moving in an irregular pattern.
Very early Thursday morning, I awoke and looked eastward, out my bedroom window to see something that looked like a very large, bright star. I could see no stars visible in the sky. I wondered if it was an aircraft, as it appeared to be moving, somewhat like a helicopter. The color of the light was very bright, like a star. However, the movements were quite abrupt, quick, backward, forward, up and down. Then, its shape changed and it appeared to be elongated. It seemed to turn like this several times and continued to move. Bright lights seemed to occasionally shoot from it, very rapidly, and the lights were colorful, reddish.
I watched it for about half an hour. After I had watched it for awhile, I thought I should check the time and it was about 5:40 am. I’m not sure of the time I initially witnessed it. It gradually moved up, down, back and forth, but was progressing in a southward direction until it became blocked by a tree. I am not sure how long I watched it, probably about 45 minutes or a bit longer.
I have thought I’d like to know if anyone else saw it and would like to compare notes.
((NUFORC Note: Probable star. PD))