September 26th 2003

Airdrie, Alberta

Date: September 26, 2003
Time: 8:33 p.m.
email report.

I noticed an article in the Airdrie Echo the other day, and wondered if you had an explanation for something my daughter and I saw on Friday night (Sept 26) at 8:33 pm.

We were looking to the west of the big dipper, and saw what looked like an exceptionally bright star (brighter than anything I have seen before) . We were trying to figure out if it was a planet or something, and it just dimmed out to nothing in a matter of about 10 seconds or less. It didn't move at all, just dimmed to a faint point, then we couldn't see it anymore.

It didn't move across the sky like a 'shooting star' , but did fade out in probably the same amount of time.

Any suggestions?

More information:

Hi, Thanks for your response.
No, there were no clouds in the sky, and it stayed in exactly the same spot, but just dimmed as we were watching it. We had just looked up at the same time and both noticed it when it was really bright, and both just watched it as it got dimmer and disappeared, as it was so strange that it was doing that. Like I say , it was gone completely in about 5 or 10 seconds. I know the time was 8:33, as I just got a call on my cell phone, as I was looking up.

We were facing north, and it was just west of the big dipper. It looked to be about the same distance away from the dipper, as the stars appear in that constellation. (if that makes any sense to you )

We are close to the flight path for Calgary airport, but as I say, it didn't move, and there was no sound. We've watched lots of satellites and seen the space station, but it wasn't like that.

Thank you to the witness for the report.

Brian Vike, Director
HBCC UFO Research
Phone 1 250 845 2189
Website: http://www.hbccufo.org

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