|Occurred : 3/25/2009 22:00 (Entered as : 3/25/09 22:00)
Reported: 3/25/2009 11:37:18 PM 23:37
Location: Seattle, WA
|object moving in a very erratic way, changing colors, very high up
Hi, I live on Evanston in Fremont. I stepped out to take out the trash at 10p tonight, looked up to find the dipper and was surprised the sky was so clear. I saw the dipper almost immediately, then my eyes traveled over to the NW...
I first saw a consistently moving satellite moving left to right, then I was struck by a blue red and white…lit-up object that was moving in a pattern I had never seen before. This object looked much like a typical star or planet initially. It moved left, then right, then in a semi-circular motion. It was slightly larger than a star and seemed to be very high in the sky, because it was difficult see it clearly.
The two most peculiar aspects of this object were the movements and the change of shape and color. It moved quickly in a swirling motion as well as at sharp angles before stopping completely and not moving at all. It at times moved slowly too. It moved then stopped, then moved again with a very inconsistent frequency. At points, the object appeared to twist, or rotate to expose a three-light cluster. The colors changed at inconsistent intervals…nothing like an airplane. It was also unlike the flickering of any star I have seen