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Occurred : 11/20/2006 01:00 (Entered as : 11/20/06 1:00)
Reported: 11/29/2006 10:19:44 AM 10:19
Posted: 12/7/2006
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Shape: Other
Duration:throughout the night
I would like to bring something to your attention. You might already know this.

Recently while looking at the night sky I noticed what appeared to be a star fluctuating between red and blue twinkles. I am no astronomy buff, but I recognize mars and I can recognize a star generally.

My and my father's reaction was alike, we both seemed to notice this 'star' on the same night, and notice how it did not appear to have the usual colors of a star, plus its 'twinkle' was disproportionate to the other stars in the sky that night, as well as other stars I had seen in the past.

It was in the Southern sky, at about a 35 degree angle from the ground. I have noticed a similar object in the eastern sky as well. Generally these objects tend to be the lowest 'star-like' objects in the horizon, which leads me to believe that it IS in fact a star, and that the swirling of the atmosphere appears more intensely upon the starry sky background when it is lower in the horizon, rather than when one looks straight up. Despite this simple explanation, this object could be easily mistaken for something unusual. Just thought I'd offer this as a theory in case similar sightings had been reported but not substantiated as having an alien basis.

thanks for reading

((NUFORC Note: Probably a sighting of the star, "Sirius." Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))