|Occurred : 8/23/2006 22:30 (Entered as : 8/23/06 22:30)
Reported: 8/23/2006 6:24:50 PM 18:24
Location: Marlboro, NY
I was on my backyard deck smoking a cigarette staring at the stars. It was an exceptionaly clear sky with many more stars visible then on an average or mildly overcast night. While I was gazing at an area south of the big dipper, one of the stars began to move. The "Star" moved at what seemed to be a moderate to slow speed but the distance it seemed to cover was enormous. Assuming it was as high as I percieved it to be. If I were to measure the distance between stars with a yard stick, I would say that this "star" travelled at least a quarter yard. Perhaps the length of the big dippers handle..Does that make sense? While it was moving I thought I could see it "tumbling"..Like it was turning over and over as it went. Anyway, When it stopped and assumed a staionery position it took on the appearance of any of the other stars in the sky. (I should mention that my wife and I saw this same thing happen a week or so ago. I reported that sighting too, but I don't think this is the site I was on)..Anyway, I went into the house to tell my wife and when we came back outside I couldn't really be sure which on of the stars it was that I saw move. After 5 minutes or so my neck started to hurt from look up and I went to bed. I swear to God that I saw this thing and it was not an airplane, meteor or shooting star..