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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/22/2000 (Entered as : 06/22/00)
Reported: 7/21/2000 08:10
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Bolton (UK/England),
Shape: Sphere
Duration:15 mins
My wife & I saw - initially a bright star, but with binoculars, more of a ball of sparkly lights.

At first, my wife saw what she describes as "the after-effects of an explosion", about the size of the moon. This with the naked eye.When I came out, it looked to be a bright star, but through binoculars, it resembled a disco glitterball - sorry, but that's the best way of describing it. My wife then agreed on that choice of words. The most significant part of the experience for me, was the speed at which it went away; it neither sped off like in the films, nor did it just disappear - it actually receded (so that it appeared at about a tenth of its previous size) within about 5 seconds. I would say it could have been a few miles away, but it's difficult when you don't know the size involved. My wife reckons it was a lot further than that, possibly celestial. I'm 34, work in advertising & my wife's 31 & is a town planner.

((NUFORC Note: Despite some of the comments by the witness, we feel that the sighting may have been caused by a celestial body. However, that is only a possibilite explanation. We did not witness the object. PD))