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Occurred : 11/5/1980 22:00 (Entered as : 11/05/1980 22:00)
Reported: 7/13/2004 3:13:09 PM 15:13
Posted: 7/25/2004
Location: Garland, TX
Shape: Light
Duration:Long time
Moving star plays connect the dots.

The year was 1980, the year my husband and I met. We were at his parents house and he and I decided take a blanket and go sit out on the yard to look at the stars and have some privacy. I remember we wound up wrapping the blanket around us because the night was chilly. The sky was dark and we could see plenty of stars. However, the one that caught our attention was the one that was moving. At first, we thought it might be a plane. But then I realized that was imposible because it went from one end of the sky to the other in a matter of about 8 or 9 seconds then would come to a dead stop, change directions and traverse the sky again. The star seemed to be moving as if it were connecting dots, like in a coloring book. We noticed it first near the northwest horizon, then moving in a straight line it traveled directly above us and ended over in the Southeast, then it stopped and started again moving West, then it connected dots mainly overhead after that which made us wander if somehow it knew we were watching it. We didn't know what it was but agreed it had to be otherworldly. The moving star carried on for so long that after a while, we finally lost interest in watching it.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))