Location of Sighting: Mt Vernon, Washington
Date of Sighting: July 28, 2020
Time of Sighting: 10:30 PM PDT
Description: I was just out looking at the stars and I saw a bright light that I have never seen in that area before. It was just in the same area as the North Star. I watched it go down for awhile and then it disappeared as it was going away. It was becoming dimmer like a white dwarf and then my dog barked at me. It was weird.
Response Of Witness to Investigator Questions: I don’t think that it was a comet. There was no tail and the light dimmed as it was moving away. Why would a comet move down, stop, dim from bright white to red and then disappear. I thought that it was weird. I didn’t see any satellite launches.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 only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.
I saw a “star” slowly move up from a low to a high position in the night sky back in 1966 or so when I was an eagle-eyed teenager. I was perfectly sober and walking with my buddy when I saw a “star” zigzag by moving and stopping several times. It went mostly from low in the sky to overhead before fading out as if going somewhere. It was clearly outside the atmosphere and seemed to be reflecting the light from the far settled Sun rather than generating it’s own light. I say this because as it got dimmer and dimmer it seemed to vibrate or quiver before it slowly vanished. I was in northern New Jersey at the time and I was looking toward the northwest. It was a clear night. I pointed it out to my buddy and he caught a glimpse of it too. To this day I don’t know what could have done that. We didn’t have many satellites at the time. Satellites don’t stop on the dime and then move again. They go in arcs across the sky. I saw a zigzagging “star” that moved and stopped for a second several times before it disappeared. I’ve told this story over the years. Back in the older days people would laugh at me or tell me I was high. I stopped telling my story for years. But in recent years, I get more credibility. This is a true story. I’m glad others here have seen similar “stars” dance about the night sky.
Yes, your report is interesting. Stars, satellite, balloons, etc. don’t exhibit those characteristics.