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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 6/7/2019 20:00 (Entered as : 06/07/2019 20:00)
Reported: 6/20/2019 11:47:36 AM 11:47
Location: Douai (France),
Duration: 5 minutes
|Location: While traveling in a TGV, from Lille to Charles du Gaule airport - Paris, after the outskirts of Douai.
Approx. train location when the sighting started:
Sun: It was just after 20:00 and the day was pretty clear, I was traveling towards south, and the sighting happened towards east/northeast, as the train moved away. The sun was in the opposite side of the train from where I saw the UFO.
Weather: Sparse clouds with noticeable movement because of the wind.
Velocity: The train was traveling at more than 100Km/h and less than 160Km/h, judging from nearby highway traffic observed later in the trip.
Sighting: I was traveling in a seat facing the opposite direction of train movement, and first observed the object in the closest distance in the entire sighting. I noticed a white, long object (slimmer than an airliner) with an apparent size that for me at first felt like a bus- sized object.
As I was moving my point of view along with the train, the object always seemed static, staying above the same place.
No other aircraft was seem during the sighting, but later on I saw airplanes and their movement is very discernible.
As I moved away I could see only its ‘front’, ‘round’ side, that reflected very well the light of the sun allowing for me to see it for more 4-5Kms. This view was partially obscured by thin clouds, so my notion of initial size can be wrong. As I moved away it became a shining white dot.
I lost sight after the train track got lower than ground level in a ditch, and made a curve toward Arras.