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Occurred : 6/30/1978 20:00 (Entered as : 1977-80 20:00)
Reported: 1/20/2008 12:22:50 PM 12:22
Posted: 1/21/2008
Location: Bhandara (near Nagpur) (India),
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1 minute
Orange Ball at Northern Sky moving from West to East for a minute

The year and time mentioned are approximate. However the image in my mind is as clear now as I saw it then.

There was a orange ball (quarter the size of moon and colour of a orange street lamp) at the northern sky, a little above pole star, moving from the western to eastern sky.

I assume it must have come from western side of the sky, though we spotted only from its mid point, that is from the pole star position.

Its movement towards the east was steady and it took a minute to move to the end of the horizon from the pole star position.

It must have be around at a height of a high flying aircraft.

Also seen by my mom, dad and brother and few friends, I felt (as well as other said) that it did not look like an aeroplane, helicopter, distant satelites or any of the heavenly / man made objects.

It was definitely not a shooting star either since the movement was too slow to be one.

Our thoughts on UFO were reconfirmed when we saw a news beoing reported on quote a lot of people having spotted an UFO in the newspaper "Nagpur Times", the next day.

Even until today, I am unable to relate what I saw to any man made or heavenly object in the sky despite my continous attempts to identify it with one.

((NUFORC Note: I have assigned an artificial date above. PD))