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Occurred : 12/24/1999 11:00 (Entered as : 12/24/1999 11:00AM)
Reported: 3/14/2001 17:40
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Winnipeg (Canada), MB
Shape: Unknown
Duration:20 min.
a dark object seen against face of sun. disc in profile???

if you look on am map you will better know where i was. i was on a greyhound bus going to my folks place for christmas. i was on the 10:30(ish...) bus from winnipeg to kenora (ontario) on c-mas eve. we were probably travelling at @ 100-110 km/h and i was on the passenger side in the pass. seat. we were heading east. the day was cold and partly cloudy. i read some of my mag. and then watched the scenery. i looked towards the sun as it was partly cloudy/overcast. it was the kind of overcast that allows the sun to shine thru and see it as the true disc. not fuzzy at all. the edge of the sun was crisp. (can i say it another way???) i noticed in the disc of the sun to the right side abd just lower than the centre of the sun, a long black object. it was over a quarter of the suns radius and less than half. it was slim and the feeling i got was that i saw it in profile. ie.it was a disc shape on edge to me or cigar shaped...but not rounded like a cigar on the ends. it tapered to the bottom like many of the famous disc shaped objects seen. (i can't remember off hand any famous ones by name but the pics taken by the california highway worker on profile edge kind of do it justice.) it was 8-10 times longer than high. and tapered to the bottom, not evenly between bottom and top. (can i say this in another way???) this was seen for about 15-20 minutes at the speed given before. my feeling at the time was that it was way far away as it didn't move in relation to the sun. this would mean a LARGE object way far away to not show any paralax in my moving observation. or it was closer but moving at a relative speed between me and the sun but closer. frank edwards in his book 'FLYING SAUCERS: SERIOUS BUSINESS' tells of an astronomer in mexico (book publ'd in late '60's '70's) who saw streams of objects between him and the sun like i observed. except i saw one... for some reason i didn't confirm with anyone else on the bus. i can write to you by snail mail with topographical maps so you can get coordinates on where exactly i was and a sketch of what i saw... i heard of y'all on 'art bell' (where else?...) and thought it was the perfect place to tell... E-m me for more if needed??? bu-bye