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Occurred : 8/27/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 08/27/03 22:00)
Reported: 9/3/2003 12:16:44 PM 12:16
Posted: 9/4/2003
Location: Akron, OH
Shape: Circle
Duration:20 seconds
We saw 2 bright stars that were stationary and started moving (keeping the same distance apart) and disappeared after 15-20 seconds.

Somewhere around 10:00-10:30 p.m. on 8/27/03, my friend and I went outside on the deck of our house to see Mars since that was the best night to see it (it was supposed to be the brightest it had been in 60,000 years). While trying to find Mars, we both noticed 2 very bright stars (we didn't mention them to each other, but kept trying to locate Mars). We located Mars, and then one of us mentioned the 2 bright stars we had seen. We both found the 2 bright stars again and looked at them for a few seconds (had to look straight up with our necks craned) and then they both started moving. They went up into the sky (you could tell they were going up - not just fading) and, then instead of going up (vertically), they started going "sideways" (horizontally) in the same direction (toward the south, I think) and then just disappeared after about 15-20 seconds. They both moved while keeping the same distance apart the whole time. We stayed outside for a few minutes afterwards, but didn't see anything else move, so we came inside. These 2 objects looked just like big, bright stars. They were too high to be airplanes, they made no sounds, and they nothing was flashing.