|Occurred : 8/16/2007 23:08 (Entered as : 08/16/07 23:08)
Reported: 8/21/2007 6:04:18 PM 18:04
Location: Redding, CA
|Single light making 90 degree turns, starting and stopping instantly without acceleration.
I was staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Redding, California. At approx. 11:08 PM, I was in the outdoor pool floating on my back looking up at the sky. Near the constellation of Cygnus and Lyra, I saw a faint light (much like a faint star) moving south. There was no way for me to tell it's altitude nor it's speed, however, it's actual movement was puzzling. At first it was travelling south and passed by just west of Vega; it's speed was constant. Suddenly it stopped instantly for a short moment (maybe for 1/2 of a second), then instantly returned to its original speed in an easterly direction. When I saw it do this, the first thought that came to my mind was, "am I really seeing this? Is this my imagination?" Yet still, I was able to continue following the object through the sky. And for a second time, it stopped instantly without any negative acceleration for about 1/2 second. The object then resumed it's speed instantly without any acceleration almost due south before dissapearing out of sight still high up degree-wise in the sky. I spent another 10 mins looking up but did not see anything more after my first sighting.