|Occurred : 10/16/2004 03:30 (Entered as : 10/16/1904 03:30)
Reported: 10/16/2004 3:17:41 AM 03:17
Location: Savannah, GA
Duration:about 30 seconds
|Red blinking light appears three times, changing speed and direction many times before fading away.
It was extremely clear and cool outside around 3:00 in the morning and my friend and I decided to lay out on our roof and watch the stars for awhile. After laying there about fifteen minutes I saw a shooting star. And then after another fifteen minutes or so, I saw what at first looked like another shooting star, but it was not moving at the same velocity and it was very red (red like a star looks red, not like a cherry red) and blinking. The blinking looked more like a change in light intensity and I then thought it was a satellite because of the blinking and because it was moving along so steadily and it didn't come and go quickly like a shooting star would. It just kept cruising along. After a few seconds of this, I pointed at it and began to exclaim to my friend that a satellite was moving over us. As I began to speak, I noticed a slight slowing of the light's pace, and then a sudden stop. It hung in place for about half a second and then moved left at a slower speed. After a second of this, it stopped again and began to curve down and to the right. It was about then that my friend noticed it. It curved for a couple seconds and quickly moved back to the left and it rapidly alternated between a fast and slow pace. It then slowed drastically and drifted upwards and it faded away next to a fairly bright star. This all occured in a span of time no greater than thirty seconds. The red blinking light came back two more times and followed a similar type of pattern. It would appear in the same area of the sky as it had before, and it would move in one direction for a few seconds and then it would constantly alter its speed and direction until it finally slowed and would always return to the same area in the sky before fading away.