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Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/16/1996 23:20
Reported: 11/18/1996 12:11
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Watkins Glen, NY
Duration:3 sec.
Caller was standing on an 800-foot high hill near Watkins Glen with five of his teenage friends. They had just attended a hockey game.

Suddenly, they all saw a "low-flying ball of fire, with a greenish vapor trail" streak across the sky from east to west. The caller estimates that the object covered approximately 110 degrees of arc in about 3 seconds. He thought the tail behind the light might have been "at least a mile long."