Location of Sighting: Seekonk, Massachusetts
Date of Sighting: August 12, 2016
Time of Sighting: 12:45 AM EDT
Description: At first glance it looked like a star. It was very far away, but then I saw light flickering. Again, I thought it may be just dust in the air. The more I looked at it led me to believe that it may have been a plane flying towards me and that is why it looked stationary. But it sat in the same place in the sky for at least a half hour. It was there when I first saw it until I went in to go to bed so I don’t know how long it was there. I looked at it through binoculars and it was flashing red, white, and green (or bluish) lights. They looked like they were flashing in circular pattern, but it was hard to tell with the movement of the binoculars. I had my wife look as well since she usually teases me when I say I see stuff in the sky. She agreed it was flashing lights as well. It was north of me not too far above the tree line.
Note: The witness may have seen a bright star. The apparent blinking multi-colors can be due to atmospheric particulates scattering light which can show up as multiple colors especially through binoculars. This light scattering occurs more in celestial objects lower on the horizon (as is the situation with this sighting).Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.