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Occurred : 9/9/2003 23:40 (Entered as : 09/09/2003 23:40)
Reported: 9/17/2003 11:48:38 PM 23:48
Posted: 9/24/2003
Location: Cranbrook (Canada), BC
Shape: Light
Duration:A very long time.
I talked with one witness for this report. From what I was told there were a number of other witnesses who watched an object, orange in color move strangely in the sky. From the description I received I believe this sighting was of the planet Mars. A bunch of folks were observing the Moon and Mars in the Cranbrook, B.C. area. There were some clouds which moved in front of the Moon and the planet Mars, as the clouds moved out of the way before the next batch roll by all the witnesses observed a orange colored moving around the night sky, but where the light was located was in exactly the same position Mars was. I believe when everyone lost sight of the planet due to clouds, and then seeing it again as the clouds passed by, it gave the illusion of the planet moving, or an object as reported to me. Also due to the length of time the light was seen, my conclusion after talking with the witness is that everyone was watching the planet Mars. I was also told that this sighting was the talk of one of the local coffee shops in town.

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