|Occurred : 8/27/2017 21:00 (Entered as : 08/27/2017 21:00)
Reported: 9/5/2017 7:53:34 AM 07:53
Location: Elizabethtown, NY
|About the size of a satellite traveling unfixed L-shape path w/inconsistent flashing appearing/disappearing inconsistently
The sky was perfectly clear, black and the stars and Milky Way were spectacular. Over the western horizon, my husband and I saw a quick flash of light, about the same size as a star or satellite.
About 15 seconds later we saw the same flash again, this time it was slightly above where we saw the first flash.
We both stared at the sky and waited. The flash continued at inconsistent intervals (10 – 30 seconds) and seemed to be traveling in a straight path going upwards (west horizon to east).
When looking closely, the flash consistently mimicked one of a light house – not simply on/off, but appeared to be a light circling around and did not create a distinctly visible beam or tail.
After a few minutes, the flash seemed to begin moving in a different direction, toward the south. The flash continued for another minute or two then faded away toward the southern sky.