|Occurred : 4/23/2017 22:20 (Entered as : 04/23/17 22:20)
Reported: 4/25/2017 8:01:43 PM 20:01
Location: Iota, LA
|It was a very bright object, about 30 degrees above the horizon, flashing red, white, green, and I'm not sure, but I thought blue.
I walked out the the door to my home, located on the south of the house, and noticed a bright red flash in the west. I stopped and looked at it, and saw it was actually flashing almost like a strobe, but without any noticeable pattern. The colors were white, red, and green. It was approximately 30 degrees up from the western horizon.I went back in the house and retrieved a set of binoculars, and proceeded to watch it as closely as I could. Meanwhile, my wife and daughter had heard me running around looking for the binoculars, and followed me back out to see what I was making such a fuss over.
After realizing I could not identify it with the aid of the glasses, I got my iPad and opened the Planet app, which allowed me to see where Mars, the other planets, and the stars were at that time. They were nowhere near the object, according to the software.
I watched it for a while, then went back into my home to sleep. My wife and daughter had preceded me. By that time, it had dropped down in the west below the tree line, so I could no longer see it flashing.