Occurred: 1972-08-10 13:00:00 Local
Location: Nanton (Canada), AB, Canada
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 1 to 2 minutes
No of observers: 2
Reported: 2004-04-20 17:56:58 Pacific
Posted: 2004-04-27 00:00:00

Flaming object, travelling slowly at low altitude on a horizontal path from north to south.

I was 10 years old, but I remember this event vividly and knew it was something out of the ordinary. I was in my back yard with my younger brother, and I caught sight of a flaming object travelling low over the foothills west of town. I estimate now that it was about 30 to 35 degrees above ground level. It moved on a straight, horizontal path and did not emit any sound, like you would hear from a plane. I don't recall being able to make out the actual craft, but I watched this flaming tail (like you'd see coming from a rocket in an old science fiction movie) slowly cross the sky from north to south until it was out of sight. It can't have been a meteor, because it was moving too slowly, and it remained on a horizontal trajectory rather than descending to earth.


Date is approximate. PD

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