|Occurred : 10/1/2019 01:00 (Entered as : 10/01/19 1:00)
Reported: 10/1/2019 8:33:08 PM 20:33
Location: Great Falls, MT
|Shooting star that slows down to an almost complete stop, continues to zig and zag across the night sky from north to south.
Goose Bumps - My dogs got me up to let them out about 12:50 am on 10/1/2019. I remember it vividly because the temp was about 20°F when I went outside in my gym shorts and t-shirt and instantly felt the cold on my bare feet. One dog started barking at something, so that is why I went outside was to get her to quit barking and not wake the neighbors. I’m waiting there for her at the edge of the deck (freezing my rear-end off) and I start viewing the sky to the west when all of the sudden I see a shooting star moving from north to south. Way cool…but then all of the sudden, it slows down then it darts off to the southwest and then again to the southeast and then again to the south in a zig-zag motion taking up about 2/3rds of the sky (estimated 1,000 miles in 15 seconds or less, that’s ~240,000 mph). At that time, I’m not sure if the goose bumps on my arms and legs were being caused by whatever I just saw or the cold. This was no droid or anything I’d e! ver seen in my life prior. Like I said, it initially had the effect and brightness of a shooting star but was able to slow down then speed up and slow down as it zigged and zagged across the night sky.