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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/6/2005 20:00 (Entered as : 07/06/2005 20:00)
Reported: 8/22/2005 8:02:34 AM 08:02
Posted: 9/2/2005
Location: Providenciales Island (Turks & Caicos Islands),
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 10 minutes
Characteristics: There were lights on the object
Long fireball over South Atlantic ocean

My wife and I were on vacation and as we sat on our balcony watching the sun set, a "fireball" looking object started to go up from the horizon and against the clouds, stars, etc. It started off as one small dot, then it grew into a cigar shape and kept traveling up away from the horizon. I caught a few pictures of it, but then it disapeared in the blink of an eye. The pictures I took clearly show it rising in the sky and elongating like someone was stretching it. Then it simply shrank and disappeared. We thought it may be a vapor trail behind a plane and the sun set reflecting off of it, but it moved too quickly over a large area and there were no lights on it. It was like 1 big light.

((NUFORC Note: We wonder whether the witnesses might have been observing a contrail passing overhead. Just a guess. PD))