|Occurred : 7/15/2013 22:00 (Entered as : 07/15/13 22:00)
Reported: 7/20/2013 6:01:29 AM 06:01
Location: Custer, WI
I live in a rural area outside a small city, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, where there is little ambient light. I often sit on my patio and look at the stars and regularly look for – and see – satellites.
The other night, I saw a satellite traveling from south to north almost directly above me. Its path was originally like a hashed line. I attributed this to reflective material on one side of the satellite reflecting sunlight as it spun on its orbit. Its path then became solid so I reasoned that the entire satellite was somehow now reflecting the sun.
So far, nothing unusual or unexplainable.
Then, mysteriously, it totally stopped, backed up about 5°, stopped again, and then proceeded on its original orbit.
As many satellites as I’ve observed, I’ve never known one to be able to do that.