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Occurred : 12/18/2011 20:00 (Entered as : 12/18/11 20:00)
Reported: 1/10/2012 11:09:01 AM 11:09
Posted: 1/12/2012
Location: Exeland, WI
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
"satellite" stopped in the sky

Sunday, December 18th, 2011.

I was at my father’s house in Exeland, WI. I stepped out on his southern porch to smoke a cigarette sometime between 7:00pm and 9:00pm.

I was looking up at the stars, as usual, scanning for satellites and/or shooting stars. I have watched many satellites from his porch, including watching the space station go over a few years back.

I spotted what I assumed to be a satellite (just a small steady white light) moving in a straight line, at a consistent speed, from east to west overhead. I followed it’s trajectory with my eyes across the sky, glad that I had spotted one and planning to watch it until it disappeared behind the trees to the west.

It went normally until it had crossed about 75% of the sky within my vision, and then it stopped. The light did not change in any way. It did not sparkle or flash…it just stopped.

I continued to stare at it until I finished my cigarette, and it did not move again.