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Occurred : 2/1/2003 08:00 (Entered as : 02/01/03 08:00OOA)
Reported: 2/20/2003 7:16:17 AM 07:16
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Witness verification of the Feb 1, 2003 'Object" in vicinity of Shuttle by CNN News at 08:00 CST Dallas

This is a verification follow-up to two sightings made/reported in Dallas, TX - 01 Feb 2003 (actual event occuring about 08:00/9:00 EST) - regarding two witnesses (submitted on that day) - about object(s) reported at/near the Shuttle prior to disintegration.

I concur that I also saw the CNN news clip that ran several times and then was suddenly "yanked" and not seen for the remainder of the day. FOX News did not show the clip. I waited to see it again so that I could run it through the VCR and try to slow the sequence, unfortunate there was no follow-up.

What I saw (brief seconds) was the shuttle with a bright object (whether cloud reflection or otherwise) close by. Although I did not witness the "dark" objects streaking by (and cannot confirm source direction) - within a split second I saw what appeared to be a small "burst" coming from the vapor trail of the shuttle. The bright object (nearby) seemed to "disappear". There were no further frames after that event.

My first thought was: "there is something wrong with this picture". I knew there was (has to be) more to this when I didn't see that sequence again later. The DETAILS of this sequence would have been valuable in actual/post investigative analysis.

It would be important to find out if there were more witnesses (actual visual) - find out what happened to the actual video (if it was "confiscated" - and why) - and in other videos (FOX included) I also saw what looked like a commercial airliner nearby. More investigation from witnesses, pilots, or any other source may help recover some important information as to the ACTUAL cause of that tragic event.

Please investigate this further I think it is important in finding the "missing" pieces. The seriousness of this requires it. Objectivity a must.