|Occurred : 10/3/2008 20:00 (Entered as : 10/03/2008 20:00)
Reported: 10/6/2008 11:03:35 PM 23:03
Location: Kodiak, AK
Duration:almost ten whole minutes
|didn't behave like a toy helicopter, hikers or hunters
Friday, Oct. 3 2008, I was driving from downtown Kodiak toward the Coast Guard base (northeast to southwest). It was dusk, around 8pm. Beyond Barometer mountain a very brightly glowing amber light, as bright as a sodium commercial fishing light, caught my eye. I guess I thought it could be a plane at first but it struck me as odd so I kept an eye on it. The light was motionless against (on? Hovering above?) the top of a mountain where I knew there were no houses.
I blinked my headlights and pulled over at Speedee Kraft, closer to the foot of this mountain, to watch the light be joined on the same horizontal plane by two red lights and a very faint white one, then alternately blink off, then reappear seconds later at the TOP of the mountain as one light (it struck me as one light/source for some reason, not separate).
I would estimate the light to have been maybe 200 feet in the air at its lowest point, and less than half a mile away from me. I know there were no sounds associated with this sighting since I got out of the car and watched it for fewer than five entire minutes, then drove home where I was expected. The lights blinked off whenever I framed the scene with my camera phone. The lights continued on when I got in my car. I noticed oncoming drivers on the road going very slowly and some pulled over, possibly watching what I had witnessed.
The lights traveled too fast to strike me as a light attached to people on foot. It could have been someone plaing with a toy helicopter, but it was so quiet and I think I was close enough to hear it if so.
There are no houses or structures on that mountain. It is clifflike-steep and is carpeted in thick, 6 foot and taller bushes. I went to the mountain the next day and did not see any trails or structures.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides just telephone number. PD))