Published: 2:28 PM 8/26/2015
same fast speed but this one increased in brightest...
Manchester, Tennessee - 08-25-15
My husband and I were outside having a smoke and looking at the moon when we noticed 2 star-like objects very high in the sky directly over our head.
The first one was traveling at a high rate of speed, much faster than a plane, but not as fast as a meteor or shooting star.
We noticed it making a fast sharp turn a few times (as if it was searching) and then it quickly went back on path and out of our field of vision.
About a minute later, another came along on the same path, same fast speed but this one increased in brightest a couple of times and then would disappear altogether for a second and then reappear.
Also it slowly dimmed off and on (like on a dimmer switch) a couple of times. Both objects were about the same brightness as the star Canopus for the majority of the time all the other things they were doing as described in my description happened pretty fast.
There were a few planes in the sky before and after we seen the 2 objects but they were flying at the usual altitude, speed and direction as with any other night. The 2 objects we witnessed were very high up, IF they were stationary we would have thought they were just stars.
I checked the ISS tracker just to rule that out and it was not in the area at the time, plus the ISS does not make sharp turns nor does it travel at that speed. We get email alerts when the ISS is going over our area and have seen it numerous times.
The time of the event was around 9 PM. They were both white in color just like a star in the sky.