|Occurred : 11/6/2005 18:15 (Entered as : 11/06/05 18:15)
Reported: 11/6/2005 5:10:06 PM 17:10
Location: Bastrop, TX
|Light high in the sky after dusk appeared to be satellite , but curved and changed speed
I am an ex-Airforce pilot with over 27 years flying experience. I am familiar with the the visual sensation known as hysteresis I.e., a light will seem to move if stared at for a time.
While observing the night sky near Austin TX at about 6:15 pm, I noticed a light in the high western sky which was barely discernable moving approximately south to north.
I assumed it was a satellite, but it soon started to turn in a curving motion. It also slowed to almost a stop and then accelerated sharply. The actions it took could not have been that of a satellite or high flying aircraft.
I kept sight of the light for at least 2 or 3 minutes before I lost it.
A few minutes later I picked up another light with similar actions. As stated it had all the appearance of a high flying satellite but no satellite could possible move like this light. Anyone else closely observing the night sky at this time could not have failed to see the same movement as I did. I would like to know if this happened or if there is a natural explanation for what I saw. I saw something similar several moths ago but did not report it.