Occurred: 1996-11-15 10:21 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2005-01-24 09:02 Pacific
Duration: 2 minutes
No of observers: 2

Location: Harker Heights, TX, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Changed Colo

This dot of light was moving quite fast and then it stopped and took off 90 degrees from the direction it was traveling

First, I would like to say that until a few days ago, I never knew this site existed and now that I have found it, I want to tell my story. This happened many years ago while fishing for catfish one night. I was accompanied by my step-son, who was 15 years old at the time. In the past, I have been able to spot satellites cross the sky. They are easy to spot during clear skies. Not sure if there was any moon light that night, but the skies were extremely clear, I do remember. As we do often while fishing and waiting for fish to strike, we try to spot these satellites moving across the sky at night. I spotted one in no time and motioned my son over to look at it...he was impressed at the speed. Usually, these objects are very small and look like light dots moving quite fast across from one side of the sky to as far as our eyes could see. This "dot" of light was moving consistently with what I have witness a few times before when spotting these satellites. As it moved across, my son and I were tracking it and pointing at it when all of the sudden it stopped and it took off faster than it was moving in the beginning.....90 degrees to our right. This object seemed to stop dead on and took off 90 degrees from the direction it was traveling and it disappeared. Needless to say, we were speechless.


Date is approximate. PD

Posted 2005-01-27

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