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The following article has been published in the newspaper Aftenposten, in Norway, on November 22, 2002, and also on their web site where a Quicktime video clip is available:

'UFO' spotted over Asker

Helene Solberg glanced out her window on a dark wintery 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 time 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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