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Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/25/1998 20:00 (Entered as : 9/25/98 20:00)
Reported: 11/12/1998 16:10
Posted: 11/19/1998
Location: Acampo, CA
Shape: Teardrop
Duration:2-3 sec
An orange colored, teardrop shaped object trailed by white sparks appeared in the Eastern sky at about 130 degrees from the horizon. It was visible for about 2-3 seconds and was on a gradual glide path towards earth.

When it reached about 120 degrees from the horizon it burned out and cast white sparks towards its forward path. The object appeared to be within the San Joaquin Valley. The object was traveling faster than an aircraft, but possibly slower than a shooting star.

I believe that I have provided all of the information I remember. This is report 1 of 2 reports. I talked with Peter davenport on 11/11/98 regarding this event. I am a 60 year old male. I spent 20 years on active duty in the US Navy as a Radioman. I have been the the printing and publishing business and am now semi-retired.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of the incident is approximate. PD))