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Occurred : 8/31/2003 16:00 (Entered as : 08/31/03 16:00)
Reported: 8/31/2003 11:29:18 AM 11:29
Posted: 9/4/2003
Location: Basingstoke (UK/England),
Shape: Cigar
Duration:20 minutes
Shiny black cylindrical object close to gliders.

A shiny black cylindrical object was observed for about 20 minutes at a low altitude (gliders in the vacinity). The object appeared to be slowly tumbling and moved at the same speed as the clouds (like a balloon). It appeared to be solid when viewed through binoculars. It did not appear to distort in the wind as a long balloon would.