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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/27/2003 23:30 (Entered as : 07/27/03 23;30)
Reported: 7/28/2003 11:30:35 AM 11:30
Posted: 8/1/2003
Location: Houston (Canada), BC
Shape: Light
Duration: 3 seconds
Bright light 3 times larger than Venus

This morning (July 28, 2003) I received a telephone call from a Houston resident, and good friend who asked if anyone from the Houston area had made a sighting report. I said no, as I had not received anything at this time. The fellow who made the report is very credible and also is a good friend.

The gentleman was sitting outside on his porch last night at 11:30 p.m. (July 27, 2003), he said there was not a cloud in the sky, no moon and a sky filled with stars. He told me he looked towards the east and then looked towards the west scanning the night sky. As he looked straight down his driveway, which he is then facing west, 10 degrees above the tree-line the witness spotted a great big bright white light moving very slowly in a northerly direction and was observed for approx: 3 seconds. He said the light was at least 3 times brighter than the planet Venus. He also said it looked as if the light just faded out, just as if you were watching a light bulb slowly going off. As the witness noted, it wasn't a star or planet. No tail was observed coming off the light.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director HBCC UFO Research Canadian Toll Free UFO Hotline 1 866 262 1989 - Free call.

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((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to Brian Vike for sharing this report with NUFORC. We have checked to see whether the sighting might have been caused by an overflight of the International Space Station, but it was not over British Columbia at this time, and on this date. It had passed over approximately 66 minutes earlier. One possibility that we feel would have to be ruled out is a tumbling booster rocket shell in orbit. The sunlight they reflect as they tumble is intermittent. PD))