|Occurred : 2/24/2015 00:15 (Entered as : 02/24/15 00:15)
Reported: 2/24/2015 3:12:45 PM 15:12
Location: Maple Falls, WA
|Shortly after midnight, both my wife and I observed out of our window a very bright multi-color object low in the night sky, southwest of our location, in Maple Falls. The lights were flashing in intense reds, blues and white - similar maybe to police car emergency lights - but faster and brighter. It moved very slowly within the same area before dropping below the ridge and out of site.
We observed this object with the naked eye as well as a pair of binoculars for a little over 10 minutes. We were unable to tell how far this object was, but it disappeared behind a ridge that is approximately 2500 ft away. It was easily the brightest object in the sky at the time. There were no discernible details that would suggest that this was a helicopter or other known aircraft.
((NUFORC Note: Probable sighting of the star, Sirius, we suspect. PD))