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Occurred : 1/9/2011 19:00 (Entered as : Jan 9, 201 19:00)
Reported: 1/13/2011 11:50:29 PM 23:50
Posted: 1/31/2011
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Shape: Flash
Duration:30+ minutes
Multi color flashing lights in sky.

It was at night of course and I was taking out the trash. We had just weathered a snow storm but the sky had completely cleared up and you could see the starts. So I stood outside in the freezing cold for a few minutes to admire, Orion was just becoming visible.

As I started to walk back inside I noticed a flicker in the sky. At first I thought that it was just a bright star "twinkling". I stood for a minute looking with my naked eye and there appeared to be a red, green and bright white light flasing in the sky. It kinda looked like the lights on top of a police car, how they spin around.

So I went inside to get the binos, and my husband to show him to see that Im not seeing things. We both watched it for a bit, he went back inside and I stayed there watching through the binos. After about 15 minutes of watching this thing, which had not moved at all, something shot out from the left of it. It was just a dim white light, it moved to the north for about 10 se! conds and disappeared. My kids forced me inside but I stood outside long enough to freeze to the ground. I managed to get a picture of it but you cant tell at all what it is nor does it look as clear as what I was seeing through the binos.