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Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/30/1996 17:12
Reported: 12/1/1996 11:31
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Salida, CO
Duration:2 sec.
A retired aerospace engineer was out walking his dog, when he was momentary witness to a "very bright object with flames coming off it" streak across the sky from northeast to southwest.

It flew parallel to the horizon, and he emphasized that it did not look like a shooting star. It flew from horizon to horizon in about 2 seconds, except its appearance was obscured in the southwest, where the sky was obscured/overcast. The observer stated that he thought the object appeared to be descending.

Its color was "metallic silver." Flames were streaming off the nose of the object. It was much smaller than a full moon. He said that it looked like an object re-entering from space.