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Occurred : 9/16/2001 17:30 (Entered as : 09/16/01 17.30)
Reported: 6/6/2002 11:03:23 AM 11:03
Posted: 6/12/2002
Location: Falkirk (UK/Scotland),
Shape: Circle
Duration:Approx 10 secs
5.30 PM 16th Sept 2001, clear blue sky, Central Scotland (5 Miles East of Bonnybridge).I was in my back garden sorting some rubbish with my spectacles in my hand when my attention was drawn to what I thought at first was a black 'childs balloon' roughly 45 Deg up in the sky approx SE of where I was.I then realised by closer observation that it was at a much much greater altitude and therefor distance than I had at first thought.I watched as it floated balloon like for about ten seconds during which time I replaced my glasses,while still maintaining visual contact.The object was a perfect black circle with a metallic crescent shape to the 'front' (the direction it was traveling in), the object then left at a phenominal (sic) speed during which it appeared to 'elongate' as though it had left itself behind,it then, an instant later, 'caught up' with itself and disappeared.It disappeared too fast to really comprehend well.The object was aproximately the size of my little fingernail at full arm-reach.

I have never witnessed anything like it before or since.I have since been unable to find anyone else who witnessed this event.10 seconds I'll never forget.