Location of Sighting: Selby
Date of Sighting: Daily
Time: 23:00 – 01:00
Witness Name: GM
Witness Statement: Further to my last sighting, I have another one – but this one is more puzzling and I could really do with some input.
Every night around 23:00 I step out for a smoke and always look up at the sky (I can see quite a lot of it from where I stand). Recently, probably around 5 days ago, I became aware that something wasn’t right with one, actually 2, of the stars.
Let me explain, and picture this is you can. There are 2 stars in the Eastern (East of Selby anyway) sky that I am referring to, one directly above the other. My star map app will tell me they are part of the constellation Aquilla, and that the brighter one is Altair. The lower star is much brighter than the top star. They move with the path of other stars – same trajectory etc, but these 2 stars seem almost unsteady, like they are moving in sync with each other. They move very slowly, they move in bursts (very slowly) and then they stop moving again. Also, the bottom star, the brighter one, appears to be moving left to right independently of the upper star. But they still follow the path of all the other stars in the sky. Other than the movement of the lower star, they maintain course and distance from each other.
At first I thought I was just tired, but I have witnessed the same thing night after night for almost a week. I’m feeling intrigue, and only slight unease, but in no way feel threat or malice.
It may be that they are indeed just stars, but for the bottom one to move independantly of the other is a real puzzler. Anyone else witness this?
Thanks for reading.
PS – when I refer to them as stars, that is what they appear to be.
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