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Occurred : 8/10/2003 22:50 (Entered as : 10/08/03 22.50)
Reported: 8/14/2003 1:27:04 PM 13:27
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Flamatt (Switzerland),
Shape: Light
Duration:4 seconds
bright white light moving at satellite speed disappears after 3 - 4 seconds

The last few weeks the sky was very clear in Flamatt (between Berne and Fribourg). The air was warm but humidity low. As usual between 22.30 and and 23.30 I went outside to have a look at the stars in the westerly and northerly direction (in the other directions they could not be seen because of the almost full moon).

At 22.50 I realized above my head a very bright white light, moving in a direction of approximately 330 degrees. The speed was about the same as the speed of a satellite which I can see from time to time.

However, the light was very bright like the light of the space lab I had seen last year (it had been announced in the newspapers). The light of the space lab could be seen from one side of the horizon to the other.

This light, however, moved in almost the opposite direction and disappeared after 3 to 4 seconds and nothing could be seen anymore.

I was working in the Civil Aviation Department of Switzerland for 30 years. I have no no explanation for what I saw on August 10,2003. See report of August 12.

((NUFORC Note: The object described by the witness could not have been the International Space Station, which had passed over Switzerland approximately 85 minutes earlier, as shown by the data below:

10 Aug 2.3 21:21:33 10 WSW 21:22:26 11 SW 21:23:19 10 SSW

The data were obtained from the Heavens-Above website at the following address: