|Occurred : 7/29/2006 01:28 (Entered as : 07/29/06 1:28)
Reported: 7/30/2006 9:23:15 AM 09:23
Location: Topeka, KS
|It appeared to be a quickly moving star...
I am an avid meteor shower observer. I was outside hoping to see some of the Perseids and to show them to my friend. We were both gazing in the W-NW area of the sky between these two very bright stars (staring at the dark space between them). We have been talking and laying down watching them for quite some time when suddenly to our amazement one of the two stars moved smoothly and quickly in the N-NW direction and then focused into a single sharp point of light and disappeared.
I have no idea what it was. We both tried to figure it out and I'm a huge skeptic of aliens and spacecraft, in fact, I do not believe in it. So, ruling out extraterrestial, insects, bats, birds, airplanes, and helicopters, and anything that makes noise... what was it? It looked just like the rest of the stars, white in color, though now that I'm thinking about it, it didn't have that twinkle like other stars did, or not to be knowledge anyway. It could have been something near to outside our atmosphere, but small so that it appears to be far away such as a star. It did not move for almost two hours (when we started to watch) and then made it's disappearing act.