|Occurred : 1/23/2009 21:00 (Entered as : Jan. 23.09 21:00)
Reported: 1/23/2009 10:15:01 PM 22:15
Location: Surrey (Canada), BC
|There was a bright light in the night sky, moving at sharp angles in a predictable rectangular path.
Between 8-9 pm I first observed a bright light in the sky from my bedroom window. It was a little brighter than a star, but not much larger. From my location it was about a 40 degree angle from the horizon in the SW sky, more southerly than westerly. In relation to the nearby trees, I watched this light move in a straight line SW of its southerly/westerly location, and then abruptly veer upwards for about 5 minutes, then move in a straight line in an easterly direction, again for about 5 minutes. It hung stationary for a few minutes, and then moved downwoards to approximately its original location, and began the same manouver again. I also watched it do the same thing from a vantage point on a road nearby, with a tree branch as a reference to its movement. There were airplanes in the sky, passing by, as well as a helicopter, and the light did not look like either of those possibilities. I reported this the the Surrey RCMP, who made out a report. I also saw this similar light tonight, but could not watch for long, since I was driving.
((NUFORC Note: Venus. PD))