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Occurred : 1/29/1989 23:00 (Entered as : 01/29/1989 23:00)
Reported: 1/23/2004 10:16:46 AM 10:16
Posted: 1/31/2004
Location: Montgomery, IL
Shape: Unknown
Duration:3-5seconds
This happened 15 years ago. I had just finished helping my girlfriend move into her new home, and was heading home myself. I was traveling west on a clear night, when I noticed an object racing across the sky heading east at an incredible speed unlike anything I've ever seen. Then, without slowing down, it made a hairpin turn and headed back west and then just disappeared. What made this so unusual was that it looked just like a star except for it's movement. It first appeared just over the treeline and was almost overhead when it changed direction in just a matter of seconds. I could not even guesstimate it's altitude, although it seemed to be much higher than any manmade aircraft could travel.