|Occurred : 3/6/2013 19:55 (Entered as : 03/06/13 19:55)
Reported: 3/7/2013 1:27:28 AM 01:27
Location: Eugene, OR
|round red, yellow and blue flashing ball seen by myself and my friend 5 miles away
I heard a very very loud jet of some sort go over my house about 19:55 hrs. This doesn't happen very often at all! I walked out the door to see what I could see, noticed the plane with red flashing lights. It was going northwest and disappeared. As I was looking at the stars, I noticed an unusually bright object in the sky. At first I thought it was a plane because you could see it moving and appreared to be coming my way. Then it stopped. Red, yellow and blue lights were flashing from it as though it was a balled up rainbow. It would fade in and out of view. I ran to get binoculars and focusing in on it discovered there were two objects side by side. There was no moon shining at that time. I kept watching it by naked eye, then binoculars for approx. 5 minutes. I could barely make out the outline of a large fir tree so kept that in focus, as trees do not move. These objects kept moving.First up and down then back and forth. They would also move away from ea! ch other, but always came back close again, Always colorful and flashing. They were very close together, but focusing on another star and keeping the binoculars very still, you could see them distance themselves then come back again closer to each other. At first they were to the left of the little dipper and the tree I had in focus. Then they gradually moved to the right of the little dipper and of the tree. I watched for over an hour till I called the local TV station. They recommended I videotape what I saw. My camcorder is broken so was not able to. They told me they would check it out. In the meantime, I got on FaceBook and found a friend that lives 5 miles from me. I explained what I seen, told her what area to look in and she seen the same things. I watched these objects for over 2 hours slowly going back and forth across the sky.All the while the lights kept flashing. Every couple of minutes they would fade away a tad, but then would be bright again. This was a very! clear sky.
((NUFORC Note: Possible twinkling star?? PD))