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Occurred : 7/26/2003 03:10 (Entered as : 26/07/2003 0310)
Reported: 7/26/2003 3:15:40 AM 03:15
Posted: 8/1/2003
Location: East London (UK/England),
Shape: Light
Duration:1hr.40mins
Single bright light with a smaller beam either side of it, hovering for approx. 1hr. 40mins.

Single light which initially looked like a bright star. I thought it may have been a police helecopter at first, but there was no sound and it was static for far too long. Looking through binoculars, it occasionally hovered from side to side. I could also see what appeared to be a light shining out from each side, but were not as bright as the single light at the front. It did not start to move until lighting up time at approx. 4.48 hours. Even the the sky was lighting up, I could still not detemine the shape - which I thought unusual. It seemed to ascend higher into the sky once the planes started to take off from the local airport. I thought to myself, surely the pilots of the planes must have noticed something or that it would have been picked up on radar. I was particularly intrigued to watch it this time for as long as I could because I witnessed the same thing about a week earlier and dismissed it as being a police helicopter in the distance, even though I heard nothing.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect a celestial body may have been the cause of the sighitng. PD))