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Where: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

October 30, 2007 : In a city as passionate about football as it is about Rabindra Sangeet and rosogollas, an unlikely visitor made a flying visit. An unidienfitied flying object or UFO was spotted in Kolkata’s skies early Monday morning. The fireball, which was filmed by a Kolkata-based executive, seemed to move very rapidly and kept changing its shape.

When the film footage was shown on television, it showed the fireball changing shape from a round object to a triangle to a straight line. It is this which has the scientists at the Birla Planetarium scratching their heads, who are fascinated by this “extremely interesting and strange object.”

“A cosmic body cannot change its appearance the way this one seemed to do. But an expert needs to observe it for a longer period of time to be able to comment on it. It is very strange and intriguing. Sadly, TV pictures are not enough to make a conclusion,” said Kamalesh Kar, astro-particle physicist at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics.

With Diwali still more than 10 days away, looks like there celestial fireworks in the sky.