|Occurred : 10/27/2011 21:30 (Entered as : 10/27/11 21:30)
Reported: 10/27/2011 8:56:59 PM 20:56
Location: Calgary (Canada), AB
|Satellite-like object disapears and then possiblly flashes three times brightly.
Was watching the night sky and spotted a satellite that was very slow moving compared to others I usually spot, tracked it with my eyes for a few minutes and then it seemed to dim and fade away. I have never seen this but thought "might be possible for a satellite to do that, sun light reflection angle and whatnot".
Suddenly a few degree away from where the satellite-like object faded away there was a flash of light, as if there was a tower light or white airplane light way, way up there. There were three or four flashes about a second apart. I checked for movement by using some nearby stars but it seemed to be stationary. I waiting for the satellite or flashing to come back, looking where it might reappear in the sky but nothing.
Have never seen anything like this in years of stargazing and satellite watching. The flashing seemed to be way up there but was bright and stared at the edged when it would reach the height of its brightness.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))