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Occurred : 1/16/2009 18:30 (Entered as : 01-16-09 18:30)
Reported: 1/17/2009 5:44:52 AM 05:44
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Clarkston, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:35 minutes
It looked like a huge star, but far to close, and way to bright

around 6:30 pm pacific time I notice what appeared to just be a star but was exceptionally larger and brighter it was in a fixed position in the sky due west from where I live in Clarkston Washington but I could see what looked like alternating red and blue inside the brightness it had to have been just outside the stratosphere if not in it. I continued staring at it for another thirty minutes and it didn’t move at all except for the amazingly bright light it was giving off. I called my brother outside and he originally said “that big star” then realized it utterly dwarfed any other visible star in the sky I went inside about 7:00 pm or a few minutes after and when I looked out the window at 8:10 it was no where in the sky. Upon mentening my sighting the following day ( 1-16-09 ) I’ve talked to three other people who saw the same strange big bright light in the sky. I work as a night front desk person at a motel and am always looking at the stars, yet I have never seen something like that before.