|Occurred : 8/13/2008 22:00 (Entered as : 13 AUG 08 22:00)
Reported: 8/14/2008 7:49:20 PM 19:49
Location: Bloomington, IN
Duration:Approx. 15 sec.
|13 AUG 08, Bloomington IN, approximately 10 PM: Orange dot moving slowly below Big Dipper then very fast, up & down 5 times, then gone.
I was speaking with my mother on a cordless phone in my back yard at approximately 22:00. I was looking at the big dipper to the North when I noticed a small orange dot moving slowly across the sky just below the bottom star of the big dipper ( I think it's called "Pollux". I thought it was an airplane at first, then I noticed that it wasn't blinking. I watched it more closely because I then though it might be a satellite or the International Space Station. Suddenly, the orange dot moved extremely quickly up several degrees, down about double the distance, back up the same distance as the previous move, then down at an angle right near the star Pollux and it blinked out. It was gone. This is my first experience seeing something like this. I am submitting this report because I would like to know if anyone else reported anything similar at the same date/time/location.