July 5th 2004

Swansea, UK

Date: July 5th 2004
Time: 11.20 pm

Number of witnesses: 2
Number of objects: 1
Shape of objects: Point of light.

Full Description of event/sighting: My cousin and I were out stargazing in the garden, using a pair of binoculars (we have a new telescope, but haven't quite mastered it yet :). It was a very clear night, without any clouds or bright street lights. We had a star-map from heavens-above.com and were using the Ursa Major constellation to get our 'bearings' when we both suddenly saw a moderately bright 'star' move in steadily from the left and move under and across the handle part, and stop inside the dip. I thought it was a shooting star at first, but it wasn't very bright, probably only as bright as the dipper stars, and maybe a little smaller. It just stopped dead, so I had a quick look through the binoculars. There was a slight twinkling to it, like a star, but no other lights. It probably stayed like that for about 10 seconds then moved back and forth a bit, then it shot downwards, just under the base of the pan, then quickly moved off to the right, then diagonally upwards to the right, where we lost it. We looked for another 20 minutes after that, but didn't see it again. I realize that it was most likely much closer to us (or further), and nowhere near the big dipper, but it just seemed to move within that area from our point of view.

Any ideas what this could of been?

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research


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