Originally posted by 12voltz
Autokinesis .I am not saying this what you saw but just something to consider when viewing objects at night ,i have been caught out many times when
i have seen "stars dancing"only to line them up next to a stationary object and find they are not moving .It is quite contagious to.
That's exactly what I thought it was (without knowing the term for it). That's why I stared at it for so long. When I went to the car to roll my
cigarette, I stared at the star by putting the right side of my head in the car and my left eye at the edge of the door hinge and hid the star
directly behind the hinge to see if it would show. It did and does.
I literally believed for the longest time that it was my mind making it seem like it moves. But, then, when I look through the binoculars while they
are staying still on my car without my touch (on the hood angled up at the star neatly - better than I could have expected!), the dang thing still
swirled around like it was a bright little bug wading in the water.
Then it would stop for a moment... and then it would just go crazy.
But autokinesis in multiple people at the same time is possible...however, I even said, "Okay it's moving left" or "It's moving down" or
whatever it was doing and they all agreed.
And my wife, like I said, saw it and decided to skip Law & Order because of what she saw.
So... I don't claim to know what it was/is, but because of the methods I used to check it out, I'm gonna have to stick with I know personally for a
fact that it was moving independently of the stars.
Of course, I cannot prove anything, which is why I wanted everyone to go out and check it out...
I will look for it tonight. I will hope that others look out for it, too. It's probably about 45-70 degrees left of the Big Dipper and it has a
distinct normal 'ole star located at 5 o'clock about a stretched hands width apart from it. The object itself looks as though it is reflecting the
sun because the color of it is the same as the light the sun gives off and is not the same color as any stars in the sky. It shimmers usually
relatively violently as well.
I will hope that people will include in their replies that they looked for it and describe what they see and then y'all can conclude for me, if we
agree it was the same object, that I was experiencing autokinesis.
Thanks for the term, by the way!