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Occurred : 2/23/2004 13:45 (Entered as : 02/23/2004 13:45)
Reported: 2/24/2004 8:52:54 AM 08:52
Posted: 3/2/2004
Location: Blackburn (UK/England),
Shape: Cigar
Duration:10 mins
Cigar/Rod shaped object rotating silently in the sky

The object was a cigar shape. It was a clear cold day the sky was bordering on very pale blue to white. Sometimes the object would look black next to the brightness of the background sky and as it moved it would appear metalic. The object was silent and didn't appear to be moving from side to side although i think it was but very slowly indeed if at all it was. The most interesting thing was the other movements it made. The object seemed to be very slowly moving in a circular way as if piveted in the middle. It's hard to explain really, because of the shape sometimes it would appear like a rod but as it moved round you could only see one end of the rod so then it would appear small and circular. It wasn't changing shape but it seemed that way due to the smooth movements it was making. It seemed big ang close but as there was only sky around it was hard to determine the size and distance away from me. I live in a busy town so i'm sure somebody must have seen it. The object then seemed to become very small very quickly but I still wouldn't say it changed shape but moved very high in the sky with undescribable speed giving the illusion that it had become smaller. When it was moving as if on a pivet it would move slowly in a circular movement but only for about 90 degrees then it would move back the opposite direction. It wasn't a balloon. Has anyone seen anything similar?