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Occurred : 3/16/2004 18:22 (Entered as : 03/16/2004 18:22)
Reported: 3/17/2004 12:59:53 PM 12:59
Posted: 3/17/2004
Location: Summertown, Oxford (UK/England),
Shape: Cigar
Duration:13 minutes
the cigar came up from the canal and blasted off low into the sky

my friend and i were walking along the canal. all of a sudden, we noticed a disturbance in the water around 100 metres ahead. at first it began to rise and seemed only a few metres in length, but as it came clear of the water it looked nearer 50-60 metres long, and perhaps 8-10 metres in width. It was dark in colour, but looked distinctly different to any metal i have ever seen before, dark in colour. It appeared to have no jet or any kind of propulsion, but had strange lights down the side, evenly spaced along the sides. These were red and blue in colour. It appeared to be a USO. There was some kind of disturbance around its frame that looked as though the air around it was rippling a bit, like it was bending slightly or something. I reached for my mobile phone but none of the buttons or screen appeared to be working. It works now though, which seems strange. Then it shot off releasing what can only be described as a blast of hot air that blew us both to the ground, leaving my friend with minor bruises to his left side.

My name is ((name deleted)), and am presently enrolled at St. Edward's School in Oxford, SUmmertown, studying Art, Economics, Biology and English Literature. I am 18 years of age

((NUFORC Note: We have inquired as to whether these two related reports from Oxford are intended to be serious accounts. PD))