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Occurred : 12/11/2003 16:00 (Entered as : 12/11/2003 16:00)
Reported: 12/12/2003 3:11:05 AM 03:11
Posted: 12/19/2003
Location: Cardiff (UK/Wales),
Shape: Light
Duration:45 mins
Very Bright Stationary object in S>WALES

bright object noticed to north west of cardiff about 45 degrees above horizon first sighted at 10 minutes before dusk, clearly visable and brighter than the moon and nearby street lights during fading daylight. it continued to shine brightly into nightime. The object did not move for around 45 mins to an hour then just disapeared. The object was not a plane as no movement. The object was not a star or planet as I have been avidly watching this part of the sky recently to see mars approach to earth. I have therefore become very familiar with that part of the night sky. at one point some clouds went infront of the object and it was obscured and therefore had to be some distance away. The object did vary in size and intensity once or twice. It was a bright circular light that seemed to be the sort of light emited when you burn tungstan. The only explanation I could think of was a helicopter as it didi not move though I have observed one (the police one) locally at night on many occasions and saw nothing in its apperance similair. I have no idea of size or distance did seem to be far away, over the areas of local towns- maybe Barry or Cowbridge. I am only reporting this as I know if it was as it appeared I am sure there will be many more detailed reports from those areas and just wanted to corroborate any reports that came in. It was very unusual and I am at a loss to explain it. PS I am sceptical of all this but I did watch it for an hour. No camera at home though!!