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Occurred : 8/9/2003 21:00 (Entered as : 08/09/03 21:00)
Reported: 8/16/2003 1:48:42 PM 13:48
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Duck, NC
Shape: Sphere
Duration:30 sec
saw something characteristic of a bright star moving at plane's speed which changed directions and then disappeared

My friend and I went for a walk at Duck beach at about 9 or 10 at night. It was a bit cloudy but some stars were still visible. We lyed down and talked while star gazing. There seemed to be a bright star moving at about the pace of a plane but looked nothing of the sort. It was also much to slow to be a shooting star. It changed directions and seemed to be getting brighter when it went behind a cloud. We watched intently as it moved past the cloud and then disappeared. We stayed awhile to see if it would return but after about five minutes we left for home.