[meteorite-list] Fireball Spotted Over Norway?
From: Robert Verish <bolidechaser_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:06:17 2004
"Solberg noticed the object with a long, bright tail."
"The entire episode lasted about EIGHT minutes, with
three minutes of it captured on tape, before the
unidentified flying object disappeared from view."
-- very curious...
I would be very interested in knowing what the
atmospheric conditions were at that time of day.
Maybe there was a thin veil of ice crystals high aloft
that formed a halo effect from a military aircraft
with its approach lights turned on?
But, what about the "long, bright tail?"
Would love to see the video...
Subject: Fireball Spotted Over Norway?
'UFO' spotted over Asker
November 22, 2002
Helene Solberg glanced out her window on a dark wintry
afternoon earlier this week and saw something she
won't soon forget. Luckily, her family's video camera
was close at hand.
Solberg, who lives in a village with the same name in
Asker, west of Oslo, first called her husband while
marveling at the comet-like flying object that soared
through the late afternoon sky.
It was just after 2pm, when dusk already starts
settling over southern Norway at this tiime of year,
when Solberg noticed the object with a long, bright
tail. She excitedly called her husband Stig Solberg,
who reminded her that their video camera was lying on
a table in the living room.
Just the night before, the couple had tried to capture
video of the Leonid meteor shower.
Helene Solberg then grabbed the video camera and
started shooting. The entire episode lasted about
eight minutes, with three minutes of it captured on
tape, before the unidentified flying object
disappeared from view.
"Can I explain what it was? Absolutely not," Stig
Solheim told Aftenposten's Internet edition Thursday
night after sharing the video.
He said he determined that the comet-like object came
out of the west and disappeared to the south. He also
sent the video to the astrophysics department at the
University of Oslo, where a professor thought the
object MIGHT have been a plane.
Solheim disagrees. "It absolutely did not look like a
plane," he said.
"When we look out the window in the other direction,
we sometimes see planes. But we have never seen a
plane in the direction where my wife was filming."
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