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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 7/17/2014 01:15 (Entered as : 07/17/2014 1:15)
Reported: 8/16/2014 2:01:12 PM 14:01
Location: Vernon (Canada), BC
Duration: 20-30 seconds
|Huge Fireball sited crossing sky in Vernon BC Canada early morning July 17th 2014
July 16-17, 2014
My friend and myself were sitting on my boat deck in the middle of Okanagan Lake near Vernon, BC, star gazing into a very clear sky at approximately 01:10 AM No drugs or alchohol were a factor in this siting report. We were sitting looking at the stars facing west when I was first to see a huge round object coming across the sky from northeast to west. It was a gigantic fireball crossing the sky. I was watching it and alerted my friend to turn and see as well.
At first, it appeared to be low in the sky, thinking we were to witness a huge plane about to crash. Then we realized no sound was coming from it and the scale of its size and speed came into perspective. It had to be very high in the stratosphere. Total time elapsed was 15- 20 seconds observing it travel.
Comparing it to the size of the moon in full phase, it would be approximately 10 percent of the size of a full moon, based on the half moon that night. Gigantic sheets of flame were coming off it and speed was exeptionally high, guessing 6-8 times faster than any stratospheric jet speed.
I saw it first and then drew attention my buddy"s attention to it.
This was huge and we thought as it crossed out of view aver the mountain we would see an explosion perhaps.
We are wondering whether we saw an asteroid not pubicized, but a close call no mentioned. Possibly space craft coming out of orbit? No mention any were todate and unsettling. The only thing we saw on line next day was a report about a hole discovered in Siberia? Hope we have contributede to something here and will love to see an another verification on line. Thanks