I was outside on my deck looking at the clear night sky. it was very dark. in the distance to the south, close to a hydro electric dam, i noticed an unusually bright star. suddenly, it moved sideways at a terrific speed, then it returned to its previous location. at least ten times it moved up, down, and to the side (to the west). i reluctantly woke my husband, and extremely skeptical and level-headed lawyer. he got binoculars and said that it was blinking red at irregular intervals. eventually, it moved beneath the tree line. my husband has always been extremely skeptical of all paranormal / supernatural phenomena, and he had to admit that he had no idea what it was he had seen. note that neither mars nor venus were visible that night and the moon was not out.