|Occurred : 12/21/2011 21:00 (Entered as : 12/21/11 21:00)
Reported: 12/21/2011 10:14:11 PM 22:14
Location: Bellingham, WA
|Bright star-like object, thought it was a star until jet seemed to engage....
I witnessed something tonight that I still have a hard time really accepting, but it is what I saw and it was really amazing, to be honest.
There was (I have no checked to see if it is still there, it hadnt left when I had..) a rather bright object in the sky, that was pulsating / flashing various colors. Blue, red, whites, greens, yellows. All colors, similiar to that of a twinkling star. I initially felt it WAS a twinkling star. No movement, just oddly large and had VERY erratic color movement, it would dim out completely and come back at times. So I called my father down to see it, and as we watched, we saw a jet off to the left of the object.
Bear in mind this was at 9:00 pm tonight here in Bellingham WA, so we couldnt actually see the jet, just the red flashing wing light indicating its presence, and occassionally its green light. We noticed it was flying below but towards the object.. and as it was about to pass, it did a very dramatic curve up towards the object, and as it did it left a trail of very bright orange behind it, like that of possibly afterburner? Or even missile trail, although it trailed behind the craft so my guess is afterburner, and I mean this thing did a sideways U shape in the sky back towards the object. As it did the jet itself was rather bright, I am not sure why this is, perhaps just the light off it. The object reacted however, this was the first time it moved. It veered fairly quickly to its left, meanwhile the jet retracted and headed back towards us, which was parallel to the direction it was originally heading, which we found quite odd. It flew nearby and passed over, and the objec! t remained in the sky. We noticed other jets circling the area, but none of them appeared to engage, rather one of them turned towards us and again flew over head, the other I am not sure where it went, I lost it in the nights sky.
I try to remain skeptical, but I know my aircraft, and I know what I saw. No commercial airliner is going to pull that U in the sky like that in the first place, and the fact it did it to go directly at the object...? That's just too much to over look. I stayed for awhile longer, but w/ nothing going on besides the objects rather beautiful pulse, I went back inside, it was freezing out. To most my story will be crazy, or they will come up w/ an explanation.. But nothing explains that jet doing what it did in regards to the 'star', and the "star" MOVING. That was a RUSH to watch, I was in complete amazement. My father was dumbfounded as well.
Sorry, long story. But it's just something incredible to me. I wish I could've seen more, or own a camera (I do have a cell phone, but its ancient, it cannot record video...) and wish more people would've seen it, it seems like people are sometimes oblivious to what goes on in the sky above them …