|Occurred : 9/1/1997 23:00 (Entered as : 09/1997 23:00)
Reported: 1/17/2007 7:02:02 PM 19:02
Location: Albany, ME
|Star makes right angle turns, speeds away.
My wife and I were at a friend's hilltop home in the woods of Maine. We were having a smoke and admiring the clear and starry sky when I noticed a medium brightness star moving slowly eastward directly overhead. It seemed to be very far away. It was insignificant but didn't seem to be a plane. I thought it might be a satellite. I asked my wife if it was a plane but we thought not since it was not a blinking light but just a slowly moving star. As we both studied it, the star made a perfect right angle turn toward the north and continued at the same slow speed for another 15 seconds and then made another 90 degree turn back towards the east. It moved at the same slow speed for a couple of seconds and then shot off in the same direction at incredible speed and disappeared over the horizon. It left no trail and the brightness never changed. It was so small an event but I've never found a way to explain it.
((NUFORC Note: Source of report indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))