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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/6/2002 04:00 (Entered as : 08-06-02 4am)
Reported: 8/14/2002 6:26:47 PM 18:26
Posted: 8/16/2002
Location: Winnipeg (Canada), MB
Shape: Light
Duration: 1minute
star-like object hovering in night-sky

I was sleeping in the garden in a mosquito-tent. I woke up approx.4am, didn`t have a watch available. I saw a star-like object (size of planet Venus) on the eastern sky. It didn`t move. Suddenly the star-like object flared up to double it`s size, shining brightly for some 10-15 seconds. It than dimmed the light slowly, till no more than a very weak, almost non-existing star-light. The object than began moving towards north. It than dissapeared. Light of object was white. Clear night. Sighting of object was approx. 45 degree above horizon. Altitude, very high, maybe 30-000 feet. No sound, no sign of aircraft-lights.

((NUFORC Note: We wonder whether the witness might have seen the characteristic flare of an Iridium satellite, but they do not stand still in the morning sky. PD))