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Occurred : 8/15/1998 22:30 (Entered as : August '98 22:30)
Reported: 12/3/2001 5:25:12 AM 05:25
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Luton (UK/England),
Shape: Light
Duration:few minutes
light moving in a line before dissappearing

I was about 13 when I saw this UFO. The comet Hale-Bopp was passing and it was a clear night so I was out on the patio watching it. We live near to London-Luton Airport so are used to aeroplanes and helicopters flying overhead, which have often been mistaken for UFO's, but what I saw was not anything I would call a recognisable aircraft. It looked just like a bright star, like Sirrius, except that it was moving in a line from East to West in the sky. I know it was not a aeroplane or helicopter because there were no flashing lights or noise. It moved across the comet's path, turned in a tight circle and dissappeared. I watched the area for a couple of minutes without further sightings.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. We have arbitrarily assigned a date in August 1998 so that the report sorts to that date. PD))