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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/8/2008 21:30 (Entered as : 1,8,08 21:30)
Reported: 8/2/2008 1:22:54 AM 01:22
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Cardiff (UK/Wales),
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 10
Characteristics: There were electrical or magnetic effects
we were walking in the evening a saw what we first thought was a hot air ballon on fire. We watched it remain in the same spot for abou

We saw what we first thought was a hot air balloon on fire in the skies just east of RAF St Athan and Cardiff Wales Int Airport over Wenvoe, as we watched it it looked like something on fire and was fairly motionless, our initial thought was that it was a hot air balloon flaring up or on fire. The object then started moving at a fairly fast pace (like an aeroplanes speed) from West to east over Cardiff. As we watched it we discussed what it could be. It wasn't a balloon as it was moving to fast, and was traveling along a horizontal plane.

We thought it couldn't be a plane or something on fire as it it wasn't losing any height. We watched the object for about 5 minutes as it disappeared into cloud to the east. All the time it flared bright orange, like it was on fire, and kept a constant speed(about that of a commercial airliner) and trajectory until it disappeared into cloud cover.

We discussed what we had seen during the evening and checked on the internet when we returned home to see if any planes had been reported crashed.

On googling "fireball Cardiff" we were astounded to find reports of the South Wales Police reporting a similar incidence a month earlier.

This matter was reported to South Wales Police in August 2nd 2008

My Tag watch is now stopped at 21:41 pm!