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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/4/1998 04:42 (Entered as : 10/04/98 04:42)
Reported: 10/9/1998 00:28
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Aberdeen, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:05-10 seconds
Descending fiery object exploded and lit up whole sky momentarily like transformer explosion at high altitude

Three calls received by Grays Harbor 911 Center starting at 04:42. Man on SR 12 reported fireball somewhere NE of highway about 4 miles east of Aberdeen, WA. Woman in Aberdeen reports brilliant blue flash in sky that lit up kitchen and reflected off cabinets, etc. Light came from the east. Man on East Hoquiam Rd. reports orangish explosion in sky over ridge to the east; he was about 8 miles NW of Aberdeen. Two police officers standing on east side of Aberdeen Police Station observed a fiery descending object to the east. The object exploded; "it lit up the whole sky like a transformer exploding, only much bigger." No sound. Apparently, it was a high altitude event.