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Object Flight Path
Stationary,Hovering then path,Path with directional change
2300hrs. reading newspaper on porch. facing appx east. looked to my right(appx south) saw orange object in sky above neighbor's house. nothing made me look in that direction. i normally look at stars on clear nights. i have lived in my house 10 years. i have never seen anything like that in that sky positionbefore. my first impression was that is was a japanese lantern floating in the sky. not star. apparently not moving. not pulsating. got binoculars-bushnell 10x50. i sometimes stargaze. time from object to get binos-appx 8 sec. still in same position. turned off porch light. very little background light. no clouds. very few cars. not a reflection off something. engaged binos. object had outline cross between rectangular/oval. not distinct. color was bright orange-not orange-juice color, but shiny orange like coals in a hot fire. it seemed to shimmer, like heat from a jet engine. at arms length object was size of fingernail. nothing to reference size/distance. while watching through bino, object "disappeared". no orange object in bino field where i was looking. engaged eyes to look at the area. object "reapppeared"(possibly turned on axis?) moving southwest at a steady rate. NO GREEN/RED LIGHTS AS ON AN AIRPLANE. NO WHITE LANDING LIGHTS. FIRMLY BELIEVE NOT PLANE OR HELICOPTER. object moved appx 10 finger widths(at arms length) and disappeared over neighbor's house and out of my sight. it took appx 3 seconds for me to loose sight of it. no noise-again not sure of distance. brought bino's down and looked in direction of where object disappeared. thought "wow'. about to go inside house, looked up and object reappeared over neighbor's house(appx 3 seconds from last seeing it), object moved in straight line from southerly direction over my house on a north-northwest course. again no noise of any kind. stayed out and continued to look for appx 1/2 hour longer. nothing else. i served in the military--i am aware of the sights/sounds of planes and choppers. no sound of either. no wind. it was not the space station, meteor/shower,planet, or high-flying jet or satellite. i have seen all those and know the difference.
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