At about 2:45am EST I had gone outside to smoke a cigarette and I always look at the sky enjoying the stars. Looking West, there was a stationary bright object of flashing lights. I thought at first it was a plane as the lights were red, green and yellow and the airport is nearby, but it never moved or grew larger or smaller. There was no sound and when I've seen planes in that proximity in the past I can hear them. I went back inside as it was cold and thought I'd report it. I have seen this type of object at least once before at about the same time.