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Occurred : 8/5/2001 22:34 (Entered as : 08/05/01 22:34)
Reported: 8/6/2001 11:03
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Bloomington, IL
Shape: Light
Duration:30 minutes at least, didn
Light in sky, strange non repetitive movements, high altitude

I feel kind of weird about this, but I know what I saw was not normal, and someone else witnessed it. My girlfriend and I went out into the country to look at stars. We usually go about 15 miles outside of town so the lights don't interfere with our vision. I was looking up and noticed a small point of light. It wasn't extremely bright or anything, but as I watched it it moved in multiple directions. I have seen low orbit satelites before, but this was nothing like that. It would move up, then maybe to the left, stop, and then it would go down and to the right at a high rate of speed and acceleration. Sometimes it would stay perfectly still but then begin to move again. The patters of movement seemed to be random rather than the same thing over and over again. I would ask my girlfriend, "What way is it moving now?", and she would confirm the same direction that I had seen, without me telling her beforehand. I knew I wasn't crazy at that point. I don't know anything about UFO's, I never really even believed in them. I just figured, hey, we are only a small miniscule part of the entire world. So I would be self centered and nieve to believe that we are the only ones out there. If you have an explanation, please let me know. The only thing that I could come up with is that it was some sort of remote controlled satelite. But I think it was too high in the air for that. And why would a satelite make strange movements like that? Aren't satelites all going in the same direction in orbit? Do they have capabilities to change directions like that? Please respond to me if possible. My girlfriend is from Chicago but lives with me in Bloomington/Normal. We have made arrangements to pick up her dad's telescope the next time we visit them. I want to know more about what we saw. Please respond to me if you can. My e-mail is ((deleted)) or phone me at ((number deleted)) Thank you, ((name deleted))