Haines - 03-13-12
My friends and I were just driving around. We all stopped and got out of the car to marvel at the stars. We were naming the various constellations that we could identify when we noticed this object obviously flashing, rather than twinkling star, cruising across the night sky at a notable pace.
I thought nothing of it at first, just like my friends. But as my curiosity faded, the flashing object (which was flashing blue-red-blue-white-blue-red-blue-white) had stopped suddenly right above the horizon.
I noted that this object was not a satellite; it was just stationary for maybe 2-3 minutes, until it started to bounce around in a bumblebee-like manner, almost if it were pacing in an infinity symbol or figure 8.
It continued to just roam around the sky freely; back and forth, up and down, side to side. This object then came to an abrupt stop. It just dropped very slowly and consistently downward and then to another stationary position. My friends were still sold on the idea of it being something conventional.
They said something like: "Dude, satellites are advanced now they have propulsion. They can do whatever they want."
I argued the point of earth's infinite orbit and how something in it could not have the capabilities to just stop. After that, we were done marveling. I got in the car with a confident feeling of "I just saw a UFO!"
Juneau - 04-23-12
I am reporting strange lights over my home town. These have been seen more than once. I work at a fish hatchery and we stay here 5-7 days a week. It's far from the city, so there is a bright, clear sky every night, if there are no clouds.
From time to time I see these strange, bright lights going slowly across the sky at night. The light is not flashing like that of a plane or helicopter. I would know because we are near a flight path for jets, and see them go by every night. This light I am seeing is always moving at about cloud level.
I saw another tonight, so I feel I must report it. I and my buddy I work with out here were sitting outside at night and we saw this light moving across the night sky, not flashing, and just slowly moving.
All of a sudden we see it get dim. Then it flares up again. Then it goes out. Then we see it get bright again then disappear out of nowhere. This was not in a regular pattern either.
I might also add as a sky watcher; I have noticed these objects in the sky here for the past 4 years off and on. I also saw some of these last week; 3 of these objects in one night. I saw 2 heading north over the mountains. Then an hour later, I saw one slowly zigzag across the night sky.
What I'm seeing here is very real and to the untrained eye they can be easy to mistaken for a man-made object. I see so many I make a report almost once a year.
Keep your eyes open for them up here because man, I've been seeing a lot of then since 2012 has come around; almost double than what I've noticed in past year.