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Originally posted by jclstepp
Hi all, I consider myself quite logical with plenty of common sense but can't figure this out:
I went out on a hunting trip with my step dad, sister and a few other family members about 10 years ago. After dark my sister and I climbed in the back of the pickup and did some star gazing, warm, very clear night, milky way was visible. We started tracking what we thought to be a satellite, although moving slightly faster and slightly brighter. We followed it with our eyes for a couple of minutes, typical straight line movement (from our viewpoint), until it began moving slower and then almost to an abrupt stop before it shot off at an angle (30-45 degree), so fast that within a fraction of a second it was gone. We looked at each other and made sure we both saw what we thought we saw... most definitely yes. To this day I am still astonished and hope someday will be able to witness something like that again. Anyone else seen similar or have an explanation? No drugs, no alcohol, not tired or worn out...
[edit on 27-2-2007 by jclstepp]