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Occurred : 2/15/2012 01:00 (Entered as : 02/15/12 1:00)
Reported: 11/9/2014 11:40:04 PM 23:40
Posted: 11/14/2014
Location: Storrs, CT
Shape: Light
Duration:20 seconds
Stable, then darting small, bright, red light, suddenly sped away out of view within 1 second.

I was star gazing on a clear night around midnight or 1:00am in Storrs, CT, in the cemetery on campus. Lying still on the ground, l was looking up at the various stars, planets, planes, shooting stars, etc. for roughly 15 minutes.

At one point, I noticed 1 small and very distant bright red light slowing moving in a line across the sky. The light itself shone steadily and did not blink. The movement had caught my eye. After about 3 seconds of steady movement, the light turned in an arc and slowed down. I thought that was strange. Then, over the course of about 15 more seconds total, it proceeded to halt, dart up/down/left/right with extreme precision and speed. Finally, it halted for half a second before suddenly speeding away as suddenly as it had appeared. It completely disappeared within 1 second. It had sped so far away so quickly, that I lost sight of it within a perfectly clear night sky.

At first, I was dumbfounded by what I had seen. I hadn't even had time to blink during the whole entire time I witnessed it. It was not a shooting star (which would have been white-yellow in color, and follow a more brief and linear path before disappearing). However, I would describe the speed of its travel similar to how fast a shooting star would move – “blink, and you’ll miss it!” The precision of the halts and turns is what really astounded me. No shooting star, comet, or plane could move with that sort of instantaneous, precise movement, or come to a dead halt that effectively.

It was very eerie, yet very interesting. I immediately texted my best friend to let her know because I was so excited! Needless to say, I got up and went back inside to the safety of my dorm to process what I had seen.