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Occurred : 1/23/2009 22:45 (Entered as : 01/23/09 22:45)
Reported: 1/24/2009 4:50:24 PM 16:50
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Havana (Cuba),
Shape: Unknown
Duration:2 minutes (approx.)
01/23/2009 22:45 Havana, Cuba (the country) Light only (yellow-orange) About 2 minutes It flew along the Beach Street of the City

At about 10:45 PM Friday night a huge light of color between yellow and orange appeared flying over Malecón (Beach Street) of Havana. It followed a straight-line trajectory at a fixed altitude which did not seem very high at a comparatively high speed. It was clearly breaking the usual observation pattern for a plane: if you´re not close to an airport, a plane looks small and if it´s night time, then you see one light fixed and a couple of another ones blinking, all flying slow. In this case it was only one light much bigger than one of a plane flying at a considerable distance away and even bigger than lights of the sea ships sailing along the Malecón at a prudent distance for a while before entering Havana Bay. At the same time the speed of the movement of the light was much higher than the speed usually observable for a plane, although it did not cross the sky in a single moment. Given that it was night time, it was impossible to see the shape of the carrier of the light, but given all the described above it was leaving the impression of being something small flying at an altitude, let´s say, below heaviest rain clouds. Given straight-line trajectory and fixed altitude it was DEFINITEVELY not a meteorite, but something piloted or directed (although who knows, not necesserily extra-terrestrial). I saw it when it was already flying along the Malecón from the Bay to the West of the City, then it disappeared behind the roof of my building and I ran to the hall trying to see it from the other side. And I did. Around U.S. Interest Section the Malecon makes a slight turn, but the light kept flying straight becoming each smaller and weaker until disappearing. I did not hear any sound at any moment, although it did not give me time to open the windows, and the whole thing lasted for about a couple of minutes tops.