|Bright light like this one seen over Evergreen.|
As many as five witnesses claim to have seen something unusual in the sky north-northwest of Evergreen between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday of last week, according to reports received by The Courant since that night.
“I was outside burning leaves and stumps when I happened to look up, and I saw this ‘blinking star,’” one man told The Courant Wednesday of last week.
The witness, who asked that his name be withheld, went on to say that “I’ve seen stars twinkle, but this was different. It was blinking very bright and in different colors. As I watched it, I noticed it was slowly moving north.”
The man ran inside and got his wife, who came outside and saw the strange object as well.
“She got the binoculars and looked at it, and it was moving,” the man said. “It looked like it had three lights that changed from red, blue, green, yellow and bright white. I don’t know what it was, but it wasn’t a star or helicopter. I don’t think it was a plane because we saw it for so long.”
While watching this strange light, the man sent text messages to his friends about it, and three of them also observed the unusual sight.
“I called my buddy and told him to look for it,” the man said. “He, his wife and a buddy of his watched it for 30 minutes.”
The man said that he first saw the object between 8:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and was able to observe it until around 9 p.m. when it passed out of sight behind trees in his yard in a southwest Evergreen neighborhood. In all, he and his wife watched the object for about 15 to 20 minutes, he said.
Through the binoculars, the object appeared circular, he said.
“And its edges were still blurry even through the binoculars,” he said. “And it never blinked completely off. It would just change from one color to another.”
The man also noted that the object moved very slowly across the sky and in a different direction than the stars.
“That’s why I don’t think it was a plane or anything,” he said. “It was moving too slow to be something like that.”
The report of this unexplained, blinking light comes just 44 days after the 39th anniversary of an Oct. 16, 1973 incident in which two Evergreen police officers and a dispatcher saw a UFO in the night sky over Cemetery Street in Evergreen. They also described what they saw as a “big, real unusual light” that was “a lot lower than the stars.” They were also able to see the unusual light for about 15 to 20 minutes, they said. Their story would garner national attention after it was reported by television stations in Montgomery.