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Occurred : 8/7/2003 01:30 (Entered as : 08/07/03 1:30)
Reported: 8/22/2003 5:25:41 AM 05:25
Posted: 8/28/2003
Location: Motala (Sweden),
Shape: Light
Duration:7-8 sec.
An object that appeared at first to be a satellite zigzaged across the sky.

I was looking at the stars in a park that overlooks Motala (a small town in Sweden in th province of Östergötaland). I notice what I perceived to be a satellite at my zenith (incidentally you don’t see many satellites at our high latitude) when all of a sudden the object stated to zigzag. It appeared to be about the same size as Venus view by the naked eye but it was pale orange in color and seem kind of fuzzy or diffused in comparison to the stars. Its velocity was analogous to a satellite however it was diffidently not in orbit as its trajectory was level as when it vanished it was not at the horizon. The zigzags (it made about 7 – 8) where of a very acute angle and no noticeable radius and the object velocity was unvarying throughout the 8 seconds that I viewed it. I said to myself out loud “I would like to see the pilot of that ride”. I stayed at the park until 4:00 a.m., but didn’t see anything else.

I’ve look at Sweden’s national UFO web site several times this past 2weeks but nothing has been reported.