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Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/26/2001
Reported: 1/27/2001 15:12
Posted: 2/18/2001
Location: Barnaul (Russia),
I read the following in Ananova strange news: UFO closes Siberian airport A Siberian airport closed down after staff said a UFO was hovering over the runway. Pilots of planes trying to land and about to take off from the Barnaul airport also reported seeing the UFO. The lighted object stayed for an hour-and-a-half before disappearing as suddenly as it had arrived, the Interfax news agency reports. You would think they would have good pictures if it was there an hour and a half, so check it out please.

((NUFORC Note: We believe the alleged event occurred on 26JA01, Friday. The incident has been reported widely in the international press, although with very few details. We would like to know whether the investigators and reporters of the alleged incident had ruled out the possibility that the object observed might have been Venus in the southwestern sky. The article does not say what time the alleged sighting occurred. PD))