I was walking out of my house looking at orion's belt, the stars are bright, and to my left (south east), i see what i think at first is a shooting star(moving south-west). i keep my eyes on it and notice it fade. a second or so later i see the light on the same path illuminate, turn sharply and shoot off slightly tilted up in trajectory (towards the south east), dimming as it increased speed [away]. i was so impressed that i laughed out loud and jumped around a little in my drive-way. it was one of the coolest things i have witnessed, if not the coolest.