|Occurred : 6/22/2003 23:00 (Entered as : 06/22/03 23:00)
Reported: 6/23/2003 8:02:30 PM 20:02
Location: Kingston, WI
|It didn't move like a shooting star or plane and I wasn't alone when I saw it on two separate occasions.
Last night a friend and I decided to go outside stargazing. We love to look for shooting stars. As we walked out the door, we noticed a super bright star. As we gazed at it we realized it was moving. It became brighter and brighter in the sky mostly straight up a little to the western horizon. This 'star' was traveling from south to north and then stopped, turned, and headed toward space. We watched as it disappeared from view. As this was not the first time I've seen this strange event, I finally decided to report it somewhere. Last year on Sept. 7, 2002 at approximately 11 pm again, 3 of us saw the same thing in the eastern sky. It headed right at us and we thought it was a shooting star. As in came closer, I actually became frightened as I thought maybe it was a meteorite going to hit or something. I hadn't ever seen anything like it. It finally changed direction heading south and then changed direction again and headed into space until it disappeared. The object both times was extremely high...as if in space, but much bigger than a star or satelite. It didn't have the lights of a plane or jet and didn't move like any kind of plane I've ever seen. It was much too high to be a helicopter.
To give you background on myself, I'm a disabled police officer. I went through 4 years of college and actually took classes in Astronomy in college as I've always love stargazing. I'm level headed and logical. I do believe in the idea of life in outer space as the universe is a big place and there are many things we have no clue about in it. I will say that I have never met an alien that I'm aware of; I have never dreamt about aliens, however I do enjoy science fiction books and television; and I have never felt as if aliens were trying to contact me. I would embrace an opportunity to meet other-worldly creatures, but I don't expect it to happen in my lifetime. I'm a middle aged, down to earth, farm girl who went to college, got a job, and got arthritis. What did I see? I'm not totally sure. But for now, I would have to classify it as an 'unidentified' flying object. I'm continuing to search for an earthly explanation, but haven't found one yet. I would really love to find out just what it was. I'll be watching that sky!