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Occurred : 8/14/2003 21:00 (Entered as : 08/14/03 21:00)
Reported: 8/16/2003 12:31:20 PM 12:31
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Binghamton, NY
Shape: Light
Duration:15 seconds
"STAR" makes a u-turn

I was looking towards the NW (towards Lake Ontario/Niagra falls area, but not that far away) sky and saw a large star move. It had a orange-white glow to it. It was traveling towards the NW for 10 seconds and it covered about 15 % of the sky before it made a dead stop, did a looped U-turn and then just "popped" out of sight. It was very high up, wasn't blnking like a plane, and was not a satellite. It was also not a meteorite or anything else of that sort. It was too slow for that, but too fast for a normal plane, and what kind of high altitude plane can stop on a dime and make a u-turn? To note: this was the night of the blackout in the NE, and half of the electric was out in the area which gave us a decent chance to see clearly what was up in the sky. There were also many criss-crossed chemtrails in the sky early the next morning. I thought this was weird since the NE had very few airline flights from the previous 16-20 hours.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))