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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/29/2000 20:00 (Entered as : 10-29-00 2000)
Reported: 10/29/2000 21:13
Posted: 12/2/2000
Location: Mt Vernon, WA
Shape: Flash
Duration: 90 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Bright, white, erraticly strobeing light jumping across night sky possibly followed by a second object.

At 2000 hrs. I was sitting on the couch watching TV when I noticed a bright white light through the shades of a west facing window. The light flashed several times and left a trail. My first thought was that someone was shooting fireworks in the neighborhood. Instead of disappearing, as would be expected, the light maintained it's position in the sky and began to strobe erraticly. I went out to the front porch and turned out the light for a better look. After a few seconds I once again saw the strange light. It was now farther away and higher in the sky framed between two trees. It began jumping very quickly from point to point in the sky. This was happening so quickly that at first I might actually be seeing 3 or 4 seperate objects. I ran into the house to call my daughter out. By the time I returned the object was higher in the sky and moving north at a moderate rate of speed. My daughter was too late to view the object. Approximately 1 minute after the the object moved north, another object appeared from the south moving in what appeared to me to be the same flight path of the original object. It had two equally bright lights (very bright- brighter than seen on most air craft). From the ground the lights appeared to glow steadily (no strobeing). By the time my daughter located my binoculars and brought them to me the second object was far to the north. As I looked with the binoculars the lights appeared to be colored red and green (odd because they looked white when seen from the ground)and were strobeing constantly at a very fast rate. This was definitely not a fireworks display! I'll be very surprised if I am the only person to report this event.