UFO Sighting in Fayetteville, North Carolina on May 31st 1983 – Light that made high speed 45 degree turn and disappeared.
I had just completed a night jump with the 82d Airborne Division out of Ft. Bragg, NC on Sicily Drop Zone. After we landed, we had "admin" time to turn in our parachutes at a central turn in point. Once our parachutes were turned in, we went back into "tactical" mode and I joined my platoon securing our sector of the drop zone. While lying in my position, scanning the perimeter, I looked up on the horizon to my north. I saw what I thought was a satellite crossing the sky at very high altitude. (As a side note, I spent my last 2 years of high school in a rural town in Texas prior to joining the military. The reason I thought it was a satellite is because we used to be able to watch satellites almost nightly in our area. There was no light pollution out in the sticks where we lived. The speed of the object I observed that night was the same speed, or appeared to be, as the satellites I used to watch in Texas). I watched the "satellite" for about 20 seconds, when it suddenly made about a 45 degree angle "turn" and streaked off into the sky. I was able to track it for about 3 seconds after the abrupt "turn". That was no satellite that I know of, and even an SR-71 couldn't make a turn like that, nor streak out of the atmosphere.