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Occurred : 12/28/1996 01:00 (Entered as : 12/28?/96 about 01:00)
Reported: 6/30/1997 00:01
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Hurst, TX
Shape: light
Duration:about 1 second
Summary : I saw a brilliant white ball of lightmoving roughly straight downward very fastprobably about 1 mile away. It disapearedbehind trees. No sound.

I saw this sometime after last Christmas (I washome from Boston University where i graduatedthis May with a BA in psychology) whilestanding on a friend's back porch in Hurst Texas,very near (roughly two miles NW of) the bellhelicopter plant.My friend was with me but did not see it.I noticed it in the western sky. It was a verybright white ball of light which shot straightdown much faster than i've ever seen anythingshoot straight down. I have no idea how largeit was, but would guess based on theintensity of the light that it was probablyno more than a mile or so away. It disapearedfrom view behind some trees to the west (probablyabout 25 degrees from the horizon where i wasstanding). I heard no sound during or after seeingit. There was no flash or sound of an explosion,which I would have expected given its speed,trajectory, and apparent proximity when it disapearedfrom view.The sighting lasted no more than a second, but madean impression on me. I never thought of reportingit until I ran across this web page.I hope it's useful.-((Name and e-mail address deleted))will only be active for another month or two.