|Occurred : 2/1/2003 11:00 (Entered as : 2-1-03 1100)
Reported: 4/13/2003 11:25:56 PM 23:25
Location: N./A, TX
|"Roswell Rod" checks out the Columbia as it breaks up.
I was watching the video of the Columbia that morning in Pheonix, Az. The video had no station ID on the screen. The camera was facing north, and the shuttle was approaching what looked like a jet trail, orange because of the hour. As the shuttle dissapeared from view, I saw what looked like a "rod" move from the bottom right of the screen to the top and out of sight in about 3 or 4 frames. (slo-mo) I thought it was a bird, until I saw a crow fly past the camera 4 or 5 seconds later in slo-mo, from right to left. The bird took 10 to 15 frames to traverse the bottom of the screen. It was no bird. I've seen photo's of this object before, it was definately one of those rod's. No one else was looking at the screen at the time. The video was shown nation wide, so it shouldnt be hard to find. A friend of mine says she saw something similar. I dont know if was the exact same video, or another. My description of the setting didnt match hers.
((NUFORC Note: We have received several similar reports of the black object, which moved across the screen very quickly, in 1-2 seconds. We spoke with the photographer from the Albuquerque TV station, and he reports that when the video is slowed down, one can see a crow flying throught the field of view of the television camera. We tend to agree with this assessment, although the witnesses disagree fervently with this analysis. We do not know for certain what the object was. PD))