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Occurred : 7/31/2004 18:12 (Entered as : 07/31/2004 18:12)
Reported: 8/1/2004 3:46:41 AM 03:46
Posted: 8/11/2004
Location: Bristol (UK/England),
Shape: Cylinder
Duration:10 mins
glowing object in clear blue sky

It was Saturday 31st of July 04 we decided to have a barbecue in the back garden, it was a lovely warm evening with a very clear sky some cloud in patches but very high altitude cloud.

The boys were tucking in to the burgers while I cooked on and talked to my wife ((name deleted)) And then occasionally looked up at the passing planes over head as we have a flight path directly over our house, and our very used to seeing all types of planes over head.

I sat down to eat a burger and then casually looked up to see something unusual in the sky overhead, it was a glowing object and in a northerly direction from my position, quite high in the sky and moving slowly in a easterly direction.

It had the shape of a coke can that was standing on end and glowed very brightly. I then pointed it out to the rest of my family, who then all just gazed into the sky at this strange object, while I darted into the house to get my camcorder. Upon returning only to find the film had run out and had to run back in for another. I fed it into the camera and recorded about forty-three seconds of this object going into the distance, and can clearly see the shape and the glow of this object.