|Occurred : 3/16/2010 06:10 (Entered as : 03/16/2010 6:10)
Reported: 3/16/2010 5:29:12 AM 05:29
Location: Canton, MS
|what appeared to be a twinkling star moved quickly up at a 45 degrees then stopped and became fixed and did not move thereafter
I was walking out to get the morning paper at 6:10 a.m., and something caught my eye in the southwestern sky, near the horizon. It was dark and the stars were shining brightly. I saw two things: the first was clearly a jet airplane, very small and moving near the horizon in a southernly direction, but with the blinking lights there was no question it was a jet. I then saw what I first thought was a "shooting star" to the west of the jet, but it was moving in a north westerly direction--kind of at a 45 degree angle--moving UP, not down. But it did not dissipate like a shooting star, it just kept moving upwards at a 45 degree angle at a high rate of speed for somthing that small. It looked just like a twinkling star--similar to those in the sky around it--not like the far off jet I had already seen. It continued to move up in the western sky, then slowed and stopped. It looked just like the other twinkling stars in the sky. Then it just stayed t! here, fixed. I thought it must be another jet that had ascended then turned either away from me, or towards me, and would either grow larger or disappear, as planes at night do. But it did neither. It just stayed there with the same twinkling intensity for about 5 minutes. I got tired of looking at and came inside. This twinkling thing was probably a jet, but I've never seen one just hang in the sky and not move at all.