I was outside smoking and looked at the stars like I always do. I noticed one above the horizon that was oscillating very strangely (not like the other bright stars).
When I decided to keep my eyes on it that's when it started to move around. At first I just assumed it was an airplane since they normally fly in or out of that direction, but it wasn't coming closer or moving in the typical fashion I normally see the airplanes fly.
A little in disbelief, I leaned against a wall just to make sure it wasn't my eyes playing tricks on me, and I even used the top part of my fence as a gauge to see how far it moved to and from the top of the fence.
Sure enough, it was going in circles, figure 8s, up and down, and never moved back to the exact spot I first noticed it was in, yet never left the area it was flying around in.
This is actually the third such "star" I've seen doing this within the last 30 days. Though these are not the first UFO sightings in my lifetime; there were no negative feelings toward the object, but more of a child-like excitement and sense of relief at confirming some of my ponderings as to whether or not some of the stars in the sky are not really stars.
I found it strange that I'm actually getting an answer. I never lost sight of the object, my daughter actually woke up and I had to put her back to bed.
I looked out of the window 10 minutes later and it was still there, then it started moving around again. Overall, I believe approximately 30 minutes had elapsed.
Source and special thanks: UFO Casebook