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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/30/1998 22:00 (Entered as : 03/30/98 22:00)
Reported: 3/30/1998 00:16
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Mountain View, CA
Shape: other
Duration:2 minutes
This is just a short note regarding any sightings that you may receive for the above mentioned "UFO". The sighting may have been seen throughout California. This was a launch from Vandenberg AFB and NOT a UFO. You may already have information on this launch, but I thought that this may be of assistance in case you did not know of the launch. See below...

I do not know if the launch was announced--I do know that there was no mention of it on any of the networks or radio stations, from what I could tell--but it occured between 9:55 and 10:00pm. It was seen as a typical rocket flame for approximately 2 minutes. When stage one completed burn, it became a red dot in the southern sky. This lasted for approximately 1 minute, and faded from view. If you were unaware of this, I hope it helps with any reports that you may receive today.