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Occurred : 7/12/1998 21:45 (Entered as : 07/12/98 21:45)
Reported: 7/13/1998 04:26
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Salisbury (E Ridge Rd.), NC
Shape: Fireball
Bright self illuminated object traveling SE to NW Changed direction at least twice at very high speed and at very sharp angles say at least

My Mother and I were outside, when we witnessed a strange meteor like object shoot between us from the SW. It went up towards the NW around a tree in the yard suddenly changed directions and headed S. That is when I ran around the tree and out into the road to see where it went, Mom yelled out that it was coming at her and I went back over to where she sat (on the steps) it reappeared only once more a brief second later when it just seemed to be on the other side of the tree but still somehow in the clouds.It looked like a glowing sphere then, where at first it looked more like a meteor. The weather conditions were as follows; warm,humid,hazy low cloud cover almost foggy.Yet there were several stars visible( I remember the three stars in the big dipper and Actarus being visible) I have been an amateur astronomer for 20+ years and you can rule out any kind of meteor or bolide. But I still got a wierd feeling like it was real close at first, and not up in the air. It appeared white/yellow