|Occurred : 10/13/2001 19:55 (Entered as : 10/13/01 19:55)
Reported: 10/13/2001 6:10:50 PM 18:10
Location: Minneapolis, MN
|Very bright star disappearing quickly (10sec)
I looked up in sky nearly directly overhead and noted what I thought what was a planet for it was brighter than Sirius. It actually was quite a bit more bright than Jupiter. Looking up again seconds later it was no longer bright at all and was only as bright as a normal star but it was moving and a second or two later was gone heading south. From where I first saw it to where it disappeared was only about the span of my outstretched hand.
This same even happened a month and a half ago it nearly the same location. It was very similar in brightness until disappearance and length of time I saw it and the direction it went. The first time I saw it was a few days after my father's death Aug 27th and I felt it may have been his soul or something.
((NUFORC Note: The report is not inconsistent with the sighting of the "flare" reflection from an Iridium satellite. That possibility can be confirmed at <www.heavens-above.com>. PD))