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An Unexplained Event

September 6, 1990, 2029 UT. Horn church, England.

"The sky was 'crystal clear' and there was brilliant moonlight, the Moon being 1 day past Full. An object approximately 0.5-0.75 the size of the Full Moon, but a dull, mottled red in colour, was observed to cross the sky from west to east in approximately 3 seconds. As it approached the area of the Moon it faded away, giving the impression of being drowned out by the moonlight. Mr. Scarlioli observed the object to be of an irregular shape and says that he could see it 'turning' as it moved along. No trail was left behind the object and there were no 'sparks' normally associated with the fragmentation of a fireball during the ablation process. No sound was heard from this object. There is currently no explanation for this event."

(Anonymous; "Unexplained Event 1990 Sep 6, 2029 UT," Meteoros, 20:44, Autumn 1990.)

From Science Frontiers #74, MAR-APR 1991. 1991-2000 William R. Corliss