A few nights ago, after quite a hot day, we went outside to sit under the stars and enjoy the coolness of the evening. We live in Stafford Springs, CT and there isn’t a lot of light pollution here to obscure the night sky’s vista. There were a few planes going over here and there and a lot of lightening bugs signaling in hopes of finding a mate.
Suddenly my son-in-law said, “What is that – right up there?” pointing to the South-Southeast. There was a bright circular light about the size of a large star traveling in a straight line toward the North-Northwest. It didn’t twinkle as a star does and it didn’t have any blinking lights that would indicate it was some sort of airplane. We wondered if it could be some kind of satellite.
As it got right overhead from where we were sitting, or more accurately now standing, it stopped. It stayed stationary. The object didn’t move for maybe four or five minutes. It then got darker and almost disappeared. Just as quickly, it got very bright. It moved forward again, maybe another degree, and stopped once more. The darkening and re-brightening process repeated. The object stayed still for another few minutes before continuing on its path until it just vanished.
We haven’t seen it again since, but will keep looking to see if anything else happens. I wonder if anyone else noticed anything unusual?