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Occurred : 7/29/1997 00:02 (Entered as : 07/29/97 24:02)
Reported: 7/28/1997 20:14
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: North Delta Municipality, B.C. (Canada), BC
Shape: Unknown
Duration:05 Seconds
Summary : I'm 14 years old, I came back from umpiring one night and decided to take a swim. Moments later, I looked up and there was a silvery object flying through the sky!

I am a 14 year old male who is employed with the BC Baseball Umpiring Association of Canada. After I finished umpiring my two back-to-back games, I decided when I got home, that I would swim in my pool. So I changed in my bathing suit and headed toward my pool at 12:00 in the morning. The first thing I did was look up at the stars, basically because I am very interested in ufology, astronomy, chemistry and physics. I floated on my back in the water just staring up, looking for constallations that I could spot. All of a sudden, I hear a crackle by the fence, (which ran parallel to our neighbour's backyard). I found out pretty quickly that it was the rustling of leaves on the tree beside my house, over-hanging our pool. Then I turned around, and there was this object approaching me. It was moving in a south-easterly direction toward me. It couldn't have been a "shooting star" because shooting stars only travel about 3 to 4 feet when you look at it form Earth. And it couldn't have been a medeorite or a comet, because this bright glowing object didn't appear to have a tail. And it was moving too fast to be an aircraft manufactured by the likes of your current technology. It came out of the trees form nowhere, passed over my house and pool, and was gone in 5 sec! onds. I stood there dumbfounded. I can't explain any other detailed appearance, as I never caught a glimpse of the shape it was moving so fast. I was the only witness to this incredible phenomena.