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Occurred : 7/21/2006 01:55 (Entered as : 07/21/06 1:55)
Reported: 7/22/2006 1:10:24 PM 13:10
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: New Delhi (India),
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 - 7 minutes
Huge glowing object spotted at eastern horizon and in the south - west much bigger than the stars and at one - fourth the size of moon.

Hi, I'm an engineering student from New Delhi, India. Before describing the actual details of what happened that night, please allow me to describe the general geographic background.

New Delhi, though an emerging cosmopolitan city is still lacks from high rises and military exercises which are anyways apparent during the republic day rehearsal and that too once an year or two in the locality i live in. The gist being, its a calm locality at night where one can see all the stars as clearly as in any other location.

Ever since i was a little child, i had always been taking routine walks on my terrace late at night after studies or for a cigarette or two. The time period ranges from any where between 12 AM to 3 AM, with most of the visits occurring after 2 AM.

Date: 21st July 2006. Time: Around 0150 hrs.

During my yet another late night walk, i saw a huge ball of light emanating from something which looked spherical in its shape. I am not able to describe it's exact shape, but because of the light that was coming out from it, it resembled a sphere which was on fire. I am totally into astronomy and space sciences and for long have been an observer or night skies, hence, i am completely able to discern a commercial aircraft from something this spectacular.

The UFO (as I'll call it) was spotted on the eastern horizon, almost exactly aligned with my line of sight. It was not a light coming from a Mobile Receiving Station, it was very high up in the sky and was non moving. For once, i decided not to pay any attention as generally i don't expect such things to crop in New Delhi sky (i thought they could only be a part of lives of people belonging to developed countries) But once it stayed still at its position, different from any air borne object i've seen in my whole life, i came to deciphering that it has got to be something Unidentified. i kept a close look at that thing. To describe more about its appearance, it looked like lots of stars have conjoined into one object to emanate a big ball of fire, which some times kept low and sometimes kindled to life again. (By this time, it was already 3 - 4 minutes into the whole phenomenon) Out of anything that came into my mind, i decided to light a cigarette, i went to bring a cigarette from a room which is on my terrace itself, but to my utter amazement, i could now see the same Craft from a big frame less window from that room itself. It had the same properties - stayed still in the air, glowing very very brightly and differently from any other object in the sky. To confirm what i was seeing was the same Craft i saw 4 minutes ago, i rushed back to the same spot where i had spotted it initially. And to my utter amazement - It Was Not There. I went back to that window again. I could now see it brightly staying still in my south - western line of sight. The "thing" had almost covered more than half of New Delhi within seconds of its appearance and disappearance. I rushed to the stairs to call my father and by this time i could see the "thing"'s light going down slightly. But when i bought my father upstairs to witness the phenomenon, it was not there.

Date: 22nd July 2006. Time: ~ 2315 hrs My little reported seeing exactly the same kind of Craft (that is today at the time of writing this) of exactly the same appearance and at exactly the same position. Witness Time: 5 - 7 minutes.