My name is Alex Carrara and I am 17 years of age.
My family lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
We were spending the Christmas holidays in Kimsar, Rajahstan State, India.
On Christmas Eve, December 24, 1997 I was standing outside our rented villa with my parents and brother and sister when we noticed a crowd of 10 to 12 local people looking up at the sky.
When we looked up also, we were struck by the sight of a bright yellow or orange UFO, soundless, with a yellow/orange glow or aura emanating from it.
The UFO approached Kimsar from the East at an extremely high altitude flying about at between 50° to 70° above the horizon.
Some of the local witnesses argued that it was a satellite, but the direction of the object wasn't straight like a satellite.
The object followed 3 different courses.
I know the sky well and have been studying astronomy for years.
I know this was not a star.
It couldn't have been a distant electric light because there are no lights in Kimsar, because there is no electricity.
The UFO performed its strange turning maneuvers for another 5 minutes before it disappeared in the West.
We were left in doubt about what we had all seen.
It was spectacular and strange to witness.