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Occurred : 8/12/2002 22:15 (Entered as : 08/12/02 22.15)
Reported: 8/13/2002 2:51:52 AM 02:51
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Chelmsford (UK/England),
Duration:1 min
12th August 02 - Chelmsford, England Slow moving object with amazing manoeuvring capabilities

Last night was very clear and I was in my back garden to observe the meteor shower. Whilst watching I observed what I thought was a satellite. I watched it move as slowly as a satellite for about 40 seconds (it seemed like longer) moving from north to south, then it sped up and made a sharp move to the left, moved in a wobbly semi circle, then moved back to the line it was on previously. It then 'brightened/glowed' then disappeared. What I saw initially looked like a star, it moved the whole quarter of the sky. It was not a meteor as that was happening in a different area of the sky and was much too slow.

This object seemed to be on a 'path', it could not have been a plane, it moved far too quickly in such a 'defensive' or 'offensive' manoeuvre. I’d love to know what it was.