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Occurred : 3/4/2005 20:25 (Entered as : 03/04/2005 20:25)
Reported: 3/6/2005 1:07:03 AM 01:07
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Canberra (Australia),
Shape: Circle
Duration:8 minutes
Object stops still in the sky, changes trajectory and flies back in the opposite direction only to disappear.

I am a university student who lives in Canberra, Australia and i don't really have much of a fascination with ufo's or space.

On a saturday night my friend and i arrived at another friends house to watch some movies. After knocking on the door i realised i had left my car lights on so i went back to my car which was parked out by the road. It was a very clear night and the sky in Canberra is great for a star gazer because it is a small city thus their is little glow in the night sky from buildings or city lights.

As i walked over to my car i looked into the sky and directly north i saw what i initially thought was a satellite. I have seen many satellites before but this one appeared to be a little different. It was moving at a slow pace and in a straight line from right to left in the sky, it was a whitish/yellowish colour and it had no flashing lights apparent. The difference between this satellite to others i have seen before was that instead of maintaining a smooth trajectory the object seemed to be slightly bobbing up and down. I knew this was strange for a satellite so i kept watching. The objects trajectory then changed and it looked like it was moving downwards rather than in its straight line. It did this for about 30 seconds and then the object stopped and was sitting stationary in the sky.

My friend then came outside and i called him over to look at the object. We looked at for about 1 minute as it sat still and then to my amazement the object began flying from left to right back which meant it was flying back at a slow pace in the opposite direction as to when i first saw it. My friend and i watched the object fly for about 1 minute until it stopped again. It stayed stationary for about 2 minutes then simply disappered to my friend's and my own amazement.