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Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/30/2000 20:55 (Entered as : 12/30/00 20:55)
Reported: 1/8/2001 08:56
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Calgary (Canada), AB
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3-4 minutes
We videotaped a fireball crahing to earth....newsreporter & scientist can't explain our footage..

East of the city of Calgary, an object in the early morning sky (8:55 AM) caught my wifes attention; appeared to be a bright star at first. As the object moved across the sky it developed a vapor trail. This oddity prompted my wife to grab our VideoCam and as a result we have film of the event. My wife & son also viewed the object through binoculars; appeared to be a fireball coming down. The video footage shows a glowing object seperate from the vapor trail as it nears the earth...leaving a corkscrew shaped vapor trail behind before it disappears below the tree line. It appears to have crashed whatever it was. The object appeared quite large considering the distance from our house. We have allowed the video to be viewed by a newsreporter & a scientist who could not explain this event. Supposedly a meteor would have come down much faster than 4 minutes.

((NUFORC Note: We agree that it could not have been a meteor, if it was visible for 3-4 minutes. We suspect a high-altitude jet aircraft, leaving a contrail behind it, but that is only a guess. PD))