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Occurred : 1/5/2012 03:30 (Entered as : 01/05/2012 03:30)
Reported: 1/5/2013 11:20:43 AM 11:20
Posted: 2/4/2013
Location: Newtown, CT
Shape: Light
Duration:40 minutes
Hovering, flickering light in the sky that moved erratically

I came home around 3:20AM, parked my car and went up to bed. The blinds were open and I was lying there, looking out the window.

The clouds were low on the horizon, over the tree line and only to the right of my view. The rest of the sky was black and the stars were visible. Off to my left, over the tree line and definitely very far off, I saw a round orb of bright light that seemed to hover, flicker and change color. I thought it was just a pretty star until it moved up and to the left.

I continued watching it and it would hover in one place, then move slowly, almost lazily, in an erratic pattern but staying in the same general area.

I know it was moving because at one point, it dipped below the tree line and I could still see it's brightness through the branches, then it would reappear above the tree line.

The light was bright and orb-shaped with a flickering quality to it. It seemed to change colors, but as if it was covered with several different lights - like a Christmas tree. It would also fade and disappear completely and then reappear.

Again, there was no cloud cover in that part of the sky and I could clearly see the stars out.

This continued for 40 minutes and the light seemed to hover and move erratically in the same general area.

I wanted to get a camera or something, but I was too afraid.

I will look for it again and try to get some video or pictures of it.