On 6 December 1958 between 1838 and 1840 local time source observed, by telescope, an artificial object having a continuous brightness of magnitude 3 (same as the Belt of Orion) cross his position field of vision while source was observing Mars. The object traveled north to south. There was no sign of smoke, flame, or noise. There was no sign of any fall. Source did not photograph the object, but he is sure that the object was identical with Sputnik III. Subsequent observations proved negative.
A preliminary check showed that Sputnik III was not within source's area of visibility at the time indicated, nor is the direction cited in agreement with orbits. The carrier rocket for Sputnik III reentered the Earth's atmosphere on 3 December 1958 according to a Soviet announcement.
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