|Occurred : 12/12/2012 17:00 (Entered as : 12/12/12 17:00)
Reported: 12/12/2012 4:23:50 PM 16:23
Location: Peacham, VT
|Bright yellowish light appears and disappears several times at regular intervals in the S-E from Vermont.
December 12 2012, around 5:00 PM, 44 N, 72 W degrees latitude Vermont At 5:00 in the evening here in this latitude of Vermont in December it’s approaching full darkness. This evening, Wednesday, 12/12/12, at around 5:00, I was outside gazing at the stars when I looked to the east-south-east to see a VERY prominent, almost glittering, yellowish light in the sky, several degrees above the horizon, well above the tree tops. It was not up, up, up, in the sky. “Whoa,” I thought, “Mars? Really? No!” The light shone for about 4 seconds and then extinguished, and suddenly re-appeared well to the right (further to the south) of the first siting. This time the light was more intense, and shone for another 3 or 4 seconds, only to go out again and then re-appear, about a second later, even further to the south, glittering in the sky on the same horizontal plane as seen before. This time I felt I could discern distinct lights. This too shone for about 3 or 4 seconds then vanished again, and yes, re-appeared now in the south, again on the same horizontal pl! ane, again shining for a few seconds before disappearing. I felt as if I could track it! If it lit up again further to the south, I could not see it, as now the trees were in the way, though I thought I discerned a bright light at one point through the tops of the balsam.
I continued to stay on the porch, and sure enough, about 7 minutes later, the light appeared again in the south-east, and did the same pattern of behavior – appearing in the south-east and then going out after about 3 seconds and then re-appearing further to the east (yes, it was now going in the opposite direction).
Note that the light -- from one source I believe, not several -- did not move up or down, or side to side, when I observed it (when it appeared). It seemed stationary. It was not a white light, but a warm light, more yellow-white, or yellow.
The area in which I live is a very, very quiet place. VERY quiet. And I spend a lot of time outdoors, even at night. I like checking out the progress of the stars. I know the sound of jets from afar, and did not hear anything coinciding with or following the appearance of this phenomenon.
I wasn’t frightened, just way, way curious!!