I am writing in response to a story that was published in May 2006 by Javier Ramirez called "Star Telepathy". I came across this story and was shocked at how eerily similar it was to my own experiences while stargazing. I have a hobby of identifying stars and constellations. I live in Ragley, Louisiana (near the city of Lake Charles) on a ranch away from the city lights, so I am able to see very dim stars with the naked eye, even of a fifth magnitude.
This incident occurred outside of my home in the early morning hours (around 4:30 a.m.-5:00 a.m.) one day in late August of 2006. I had woken up early that morning and decided I would try to identify stars and wait for the sun to rise. Out of nowhere while gazing came this very, very bright star moving in from the northwest. It was orange or orange-red in color. It was also very bright - brighter than any other object in the night sky, including the star Sirius and the planet Venus. It wasn't a plane or a meteor because it stopped in mid-flight. It wasn't a satellite because satellites are usually much dimmer and white in color, and it couldn't have been a planet.
The "star" continued to head southeast until it stopped directly above me. Immediately after seeing this "star" I had began to become paranoid that it was spying on me. After a few minutes of focusing on this object, it began to move once again, but headed south and quickly became dimmer and dimmer, eventually disappearing.
I have never had any telepathic communication with this star-like object, only the feeling that it was watching me purposefully. This is not the only strange incident that has happened to me while stargazing. Earlier that year one evening while gazing at the Pleiades (a star cluster) I had an intense and unexplainable fear of being watched.