The month of February is usually a month of meteors; 2013 saw more than normal, however, and 2014 followed the same trend.
So it's not much of a surprise that over in Pflugerville, a TUS reader spotted a shooting star the day before Valentines Day. However, what was a surprise, was how it behaved - stopping in mid air, turning and shooting off.
So, maybe this wasn't a shooting star after all. Read the testimony yourself and be the judge:
As I was driving to Dallas from Paris, a falling star cought my eye. I looked up to see that the rate of speed was slower than the typical falling star, then it instantly stopped and shot off at a 45 degree angle. The pattern of it's flight was that of a check mark drawn backwards, starting with the tail end and finishing with the short end. It was the strangest thing I've ever seen besides the Marfa lights years ago. I wanted to report this in case someone else saw something similar.