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Occurred : 8/24/2003 16:00 (Entered as : 08/24/03 16:00)
Reported: 8/25/2003 7:48:12 AM 07:48
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Chilliwack (Canada), BC
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 sec
Brilliant blue metallic object streaks from sky at steep angle, hit the ground.

We were fishing on the Fraser River, about 3 miles upriver from the Island 22/ Chilliwack launch. We were watching across the river to the north as there were hang gliders jumping off the clearing on the mountain top a few miles to the north.

It was mid-afternoon, partly cloudy. Three of the four people in the boat witnessed a glowing object hurl from the sky (west to east ) at an incredible velocity.

We estimate is was 2-3 feet across and appeared metallic, with a bright blue glow, with some red and orange coloring also. It streaked downward and dissapeared behind the stand of trees on the opposite shoreline. It had the brilliance of a welding torch and did not drop straight down but came in at an angle. The glow appeared around the object and also caused a trail of bright blue/white for many feet behind it as it fell. No sound was heard.

((NUFORC Note: Report has been forwarded to Brian Vike, HBCCUFO, and Gavin McCleod of UFO*BC, for follow-up investigation. PD))