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|National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report|
|Occurred : 11/1/1997 16:00 (Entered as : Nov 1997 16:00)
Reported: 9/8/2019 1:18:48 AM 01:18
Location: Barachi (Bosnia),
Duration: 5 seconds
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object
|Very fast moving ball of light.
I canít remember the exact month but Iím positive it was the latter part of 1997, as there was a lot of snow on the ground.
My regiment was on a six month operational tour in Bosnia, and I was taking part in a course to qualify for a new job role within the regiment.
We were taking part in an escape and evasion exercise on a training location in the area of Barachi where we were based, I cannot remember the exact location.
We were in teams of five and had been moving across an open area at speed so stopped for a quick breather. The sun was starting to set so the sky was a mix of black clouds and red sky.
We were all stood looking west towards the setting sun when all of a sudden, what looked like a ball of light burst through the cloud in an arcing movement, then when completely motionless for a couple of seconds and then rapidly looped back through the cloud and was gone. The object when it moved was way too fast for a plane and it did not move like a plane.
It was a long way off and I would guess a hands width above the horizon. We all turned to each other as soon as the object disappeared and said, ďDid you see that?Ē We all had, but none of us could identify it as it moved too fast for any normal aircraft.
We carried on with our task and saw no other sightings of the object. To this day I cannot explain what I saw and is the only unexplained thing I have ever seen.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))