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Occurred : 12/1/2001 21:21 (Entered as : 12/01/01 21:21)
Reported: 12/1/2001 10:01:35 PM 22:01
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Parker (SE of), CO
Shape: Formation
Duration:45 seconds
(please note - I don't believe in UFO's in the usual context of alian craft) My wife and I saw 2 bright lights traveling parallel to each other and horizontal from south to north in the eastern sky at about 15 degrees above the horizon. One object was slightly lower and ahead of the other. With respect to appearent speed and path, these might have been airplanes - heading toward DIA. However, we quickly saw that both had very distinct tails of glowing light. We continued to observe the objects keep the same slow horizontal path for about 40 seconds. Then the objects appeared to break up into an number of smaller objects - followed by their disappearing from view. The observations were definately inconsistant with a comet-type object. It is possible that these could have been military craft using afterburners - but that would not explain the break up into smaller fragments. We are puzzled. Have others reported seeing the same thing? I would love to hear from you on this.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witness is describing the re-entry event that occurred at approximately 2120 hrs. (Mountain) on Saturday, December 01, 2001. Please see following URL for details: <http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast03dec_1.htm?list49634>. PD))