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Occurred : 8/10/2001 20:45 (Entered as : 10/08/01 20:45:00)
Reported: 8/10/2001 15:26
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Zwevegem (Belgium),
Shape: Unknown
Duration:25 minutes
A small object - first hangs still - then starts moving with BIG clouds - hangs still again and so on.

Hi, this evening I saw a strange thing in the sky. It was a beautiful, silent summer evenening, without any wind. The sky (and clouds) had some red and orange colors of the sun. I was in the living room when my father & mother called me to come and take a look at the sky. There was something 'rare' they said. My father had his pocket-telescope and we looked at it. Actually it was my mother who noticed it first. She must have got goooood eyes because the object was very small (because it was far away). By the time i was watching, a friend of mine came in the kitchen too (we were all watching through the window in the kitchen) and he saw it too, even without glasses. I took the telescope and looked at the thing. It was a glittering thing that didn't move. I could see that it didn't move because it was placed between two electrical wires (it was much much further than the wires of course, but it was a reference). I continued to stare at the glittering thing, and saw that it took different colors. I don't know if they came from the sun or what, but the colors slightly differed (which my friend confirms). The thing was hanging there for 3 or 4 minutes (that we know) and i (we) didn't stop staring. Suddenly it started moving up at a constant speed. It wasn't sensational fast, but if you consider the distance it must have been away from us,it can't have moved very slow neither. So the thing rose and then there was a real FAT cloud after the thing. First we (me, my parents and my friend ) really thought it was an aircraft that was crashing! It seemed to be falling. It's a kind of cloud you see after a BOEING aircraft but at least 10 times broader. The cloud had an orange color (was it a reflection from the sun? it did have approximately the same color) and was moving fast (not from our point of view, but again considered the distance...). After 1 minute or something the cloud was suddenly vanished. We looked around and some little further there was again this little tiny glittering object that ! we saw b efore the clouds were there. Then me & my friend saw the different colors again. After 1 minute it restarted moving. It was moving further away from us. Again, when it started moving, these clouds appeared. When the clouds were there, you couldn't see the object. Okay, it was real far away from us now, so me and my friend jumped in the car and drove into the direction where it was located. I had the pocket-telescope with me, i could still see the thing from inside the car. It was really un-necessary for us to move, because it went MUCH faster than we did, so we drove back home. The last thing i saw (at home again) was the cloud (but very far away), i stared at it, but at once it was gone. i never saw it back. In my opinion, it was no balloon, that's too slow An aircraft... i don't know, i've never seen such big clouds after a plane. Besides, what aircraft can hang still in the air? I have absolutely no idea what this was, but it was a strange phenomena. I'm not making this up, i'm too tired for jokes... Maybe someone else has seen something like this too, or maybe it can be explained... I hope to find an answer or hear about it. Bye...