|Occurred : 11/6/2008 00:30 (Entered as : 11-06-08 00:30)
Reported: 11/7/2008 10:40:45 AM 10:40
Location: Throop, NY
|It moved in an unreal manner.
Early Thursday morning 11-06-08 approximately 0045 hrs I walked out on to my back deck to enjoy a beautiful fall night, always having been interested in the stars I looked to the sky.
Looking to the Northwest approximately 340 degrees, I observed what at first appeared to be a star just above the tree level surrounding my property, it seemed brighter than any of the other objects in the area. Suddenly it moved, it looked as though it ascended very rapidly, a significant distance and then descended to about where it had began. I blinked my eyes thinking … After watching it for a few more seconds it began to move in a sideways motion. At that point I called to my wife and daughter for verification. They both joined me and verified what I believed I had been witnessing. As my wife and daughter observed I went inside to get our Video camera unfortunately the night sky was to dark and the object was to distant to produce any usable images. I then decided to try some still Photography setting up my camera on my tripod and using a wireless remote I proceeded to take still photographs most not showing much more than a point of light. The rapid movements of the object ceased within 10 minutes of first observation, but I continued to watch the object until about 0300 hrs at which point it was behind the tree line.
Just a note that although the object moved somewhat from the first position observed, it did not move at a consistent rate relative to the rest of the objects in the sky. I’m not unfamiliar with the night skies and at the age of 50 have seen many different things but after checking the location in the sky the following evening, and seeing on a perfectly clear evening that there was nothing but dark sky where I witnessed the anomaly the night before, I felt the need to share this. Thank you for your time.
((NUFORC Note: Probable star, we suspect. PD))