|Occurred : 8/25/2011 22:30 (Entered as : 08/25/2011 22:30)
Reported: 8/25/2011 11:12:05 PM 23:12
Location: Bellingham, WA
|Triangular blinking object, low on the horizon, north of Bellingham.
I recently downloaded an app to my phone which tells us when the International Space Station is going to be traveling over our house, so we (me and two teenage sons) were out on the deck watching the ISS to the west when I noticed this bright, blinking light almost directly to the north.
At first we were certain it was an airplane or a helicopter, and stopped watching it to follow the ISS across the sky. But after the ISS disappeared, we looked again to the north and this object was still there. It was about 15-20 degrees off the horizon, and completely stationary for the 30-40 minutes that we watched it. It appeared to be triangular in shape, and there were at least 3-4 lights blinking erratically - red, green, and blue.
I went inside to get my camera (your basic Canon point-and-shoot) and set it to video mode, and ended up getting a pretty good video of it. In the video it appears to have multiple lights, of different sizes, and possibly some smaller! lights blinking nearby. My son has a high-def video camera that we tried to use, too, but we couldn't get a good shot of it.
After watching it for about 15 minutes I went inside and woke up my husband, who is a pilot (and who is very skeptical about UFO's). He came out and took a look through the binoculars, and watched my video. After watching for several minutes said he had no idea what it was but was sure it was not a star.
((NUFORC Note: Sighting of Sirius?? PD))