|Occurred : 5/1/2013 03:20 (Entered as : 05/01/13 3:20)
Reported: 5/1/2013 7:05:53 PM 19:05
Location: Stillwater, OK
|Bright "star" dimmed then picked up speed, shot across the sky then altered direction and disappeared.
I was looking at a bright star above and a little to the southwest of me. (This all happened in about 10-15 seconds) I observed the "star" start to dim and I first thought a cloud was covering it but it was a clear sky. The "star" seemed to have disappeared, but I noticed it was still there when I saw that it started to move in a northern direction.
The object progressively picked up speed, (~2 second duration) once it reached a speed about what a shooting star would travel it changed direction towards the western sky and disappeared. The object didn't change directions in a 90 degree fashion but made a sharp curve.