Three nights ago, 14 Dec 2009, around 8:30 p.m., I remembered this experience and went out on my back porch to look at the night sky. I look off toward the same direction (north) and just rested my eyes there. After a few seconds movement caught my eye, and low and behold, there was one star up in the sky doing the same weird dance as the year before. Not two this time, just one. Just guessing now, it was probably positioned just right to be over Phoenix, AZ. I live in Cochise, AZ.
Anyway, I really got excited. I thought to myself that hey, I'm not crazy. Just to make sure, I called my husband out on the porch and asked him to look off into the north to northwest area of the sky and let his eyes rest there until something caught his attention. He did, and he told me he was seeing a crazy moving star. I got so tickled and kept repeating that I wasn't crazy. I now have a witness.
The next night, 15 Dec 2009, I was in the kitchen late doing some of my Christmas baking. I did not get outside until about 9:47 p.m. The same dancing star was there, but it was more north this time. In about 15 minutes or so I could only pick up flashes of it for it was behind our tall Elderica pine windbreak. My husband came out and saw it for a few minutes, and said he thought he spotted another one further to the north and higher than the other one.
16 Dec 2009, last night I worked late on Christmas preparations and did not get to go out and look, I'm sorry to say. I was exhausted and around 1:24 a.m., I fell into bed. Tonight I want to try to remember to look for the strange dancing star again.
I've searched the internet looking for reports of others seeing this same thing, but nothing has matched up with what I and my husband saw to my disappointment. That is why I'm here typing this up for others to see, and I hope I'm doing the right thing. I'm really not sure what exactly we were watching. It looked just like any other star to me, other than the strange dance movements. I'm hoping that others will see & read this, and go outside tonight and look for this thing themselves. If you do, and if you also witness this, please leave me a reply about it. Otherwise, I feel like I've done enough with reporting this, and I probably won't be back otherwise. Folks, I live in a small settlement where everyone knows everyone else, and I (nor my family) do not need any trouble or ridicule about my sightings. It's just hard to imagine that we are the only ones that have seen this with so many, many folks out there watching the night sky as a hobby these days.
Thanks for reading this, and I hope it made sense to you.
Merry Christmas And May God Bless Each And Everyone.
Edited by perplexedstargazer, 17 December 2009 - 07:24 PM.