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Occurred : 9/1/1993 22:00 (Entered as : 09/01/1993 22:00)
Reported: 9/28/2004 11:11:53 PM 23:11
Posted: 9/29/2004
Location: Bethel (Albany Township), ME
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
A bright star made right-angle turns without deceleration and sped down over the horizon.

My wife and I were viewing the stars outside a friend's home on a hilltop in rural Maine. I was watching a medium sized bright yellowish star moving slowly in a straight line from East to West directly overhead and was trying to determine if it was a plane. It appeared to be as far away as the stars.

I asked ((female name deleted)) to look and we both watched as the star, just a steady bright light with no blinking, made a perfect right-angle turn towards the North with no deceleration whatsoever, travelled for around 10 seconds in a straight line Northward, and then made another right-angle turn Westward, travelled in a straight line Westward for 5 seconds and then accelerated and zoomed towards and over the horizon.

At no time did we see sparks or any sort of trail like a meteor would make. It was just a yellowish star doing something I couldn't since find any way of explaining.