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Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/24/1996 18:07
Reported: 11/24/1996 17:55
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Bismarck, ND
Shape: Light
Duration:60 sec.
A meteorologist for the National Weather Service called to enquire whether there had been any other reports about a burning orange light in the southern sky. It was about 65-75 degrees above the horizontal plane, and he wondered whether it could have been the space shuttle.

It appeared between broken clouds. It was brighter and larger than a bright star, and smaller than the moon. He said that if a person had seen it, he could not have missed it or mistaken it for a naturally occuring object. Its color looked like the orange (?) swirling flames that come out of the space shuttle when it takes off.

He added that he was looking through broken clouds that were drifting, but he had the distinct impression that the object was moving. I