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10/31/2007

Transforming UFO Reported Over India


KOLKATA, OCT 29 (PTI)

A small dazzling UFO was claimed to have been sighted in the eastern sky early today with Birla Planetarium Director here saying it was an 'interesting and strange object'.

It was spotted between 3:30 am and 6:30 am by a senior executive of a private company who filmed it on video on his handycam and showed it to the M P Birla Planetarium Director D P Duari.

Duari told PTI here that the viewer, who did not wish to be named, saw the object, a very bright one, changing shape from a triangle into a sphere and then a straight line while emitting various colours at 30 degrees on the eastern horizon.

"The viewer first thought it was a plane but gradually its brightness increased and it went up and vanished at about 6:30 am," the Planetarium Director said.

"No natural phenomenon is likely to last for such a long duration and it is not a meteor either, It is extremely interesting and strange," Duari said.

UFO Puzzle Has City In A Tizzy

KOLKATA: In the first such inc
ident recorded in Kolkata, an unidentified flying o
bject was spotted in the city’s skies early Monday morning.

The fireball, that moved very rapidly and even seemed to change its shape and size, was photographed by a resident of Kalikapur in east Kolkata. Scientists couldn’t identify the object though some believe it could be a meteor blazing a trail through the morning sky.

The object, as shown on a TV channel, seemed to alter its shape from a round object to a triangle and then turned into a straight line. It emitted a bright light that formed a circle - almost a halo - and also radiated a range of colours.

Is it a UFO, Comet Holmes or Venus?
KOLKATA: The fireball that was seen in the city eastern sky could be comet Holmes or the planet Venus.

The small and bright object sighted on the eastern sky 30 degrees up from the horizon captured on a handycam by a senior executive of a private company early on Monday, was being analysed, Director of the M P Birla Planetarium D P Duari said.

Duari, however, said it could be comet Holmes in the constellation of Perseus or Venus "which occupies the same position as reported around the time the object was seen."

"One has to explore possibility of defocussing and digitalising processes of the handycam which could make Venus seem circular with vivid colours and changing shape to triangular and rod-like as seen in the video," the Planetarium director said.

He said UFO sightings were never reported for three hours as it was in the case of the object.

Duari said it had to be looked into and analysed before making 'any definitive comment'.
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