UFO Sighting Report - Republic of Belarus
December 24th 1999 : Vitebsk
Vitebsk, Rep. of Belarus
24th December 1999
Time: 24 Dec 1999, 08:44am GMT+2
Location: near Yurieva Gorka, Vitebsk, Republic of Belarus
Witnesses: Oleg V. Kirillov (programmer, age 29) and his boss.
The cigar-shaped UFO (brighter than clouds, color blue+red (the color of a clowd at sunset), like an aircraft, but without wings and tail, angular size about 3œx0.5œ, the front part profile was rounded & asymmetric, the rear part seemed blured) was observed by two witnesses.
The object was moving NE, elevation about 40œ, climb ~5œ.
The object was brighter than sky at that time and slightly fluoresced, the object color was blue with red, as the color of a clowds at sunset.
The distance to the object was estimated as "very high".
There was no any noise all the time. After 3-4 secs the object suddenly vanished (one of the witnesses stated that the object disintegrated into dots and vanished).
The witness states the object was not an aircraft because of the strange color, slight fluorescence, enormous angular size and speed, strange disappearance, and there was no any noise. There was no impression of a real solid object, it was more like an image, maybe semi-transparent.
The possible explanation suggested by the witness -- mirage, during that night (Dec 23-Dec 24) the air temperature decreased from -1°C to -10°C (approximately). The sun was set. There is no working airport in Vitebsk, but O.Kirillow noticed a plane, which have flown over the city at high altitude some minutes before the UFO appeared.
The witness was sober :) , and he does not use drugs.
I interviewed him personally, and his testimony seemed very sincere to me.
Vitebsk, Republic of Belarus
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