|Occurred : 7/2/2004 21:15 (Entered as : 07/02/2004 21:15)
Reported: 7/2/2004 10:49:15 PM 22:49
Location: Colton, CA
|Faint red star orbits Saturn and flies rapid sawtooth pattern.
While standing in my yard looking 30 degrees up from the horizon due west at what I think was Saturn, a very close fainter "star" suddenly moved and made a full orbit of saturn in about 2 seconds. It then moved about, performing rapid sawtooth patterns and "normal" linear movements and pauses. I called a family member to bring some binoculars. With them the object still looked like a star, red in color and of constant radiance. I lost the object as it moved lower in the sky and blended with the haze of the city lights. Having a masters in physics, and having worked 7 years in aerospace on missile programs, I know of nothing man made that could have flown the pattern this thing did, pulling tremendous G's to reverse direction the way it did.