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Occurred : 12/17/1998 20:38 (Entered as : 12/17/98 20:38)
Reported: 12/17/1998 18:16
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Severn, MD
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 Seconds
Observed green fireball in South sky falling straight down

On 12/17/98 (Thursday) at 8:38PM (2038hrs) my husband and I were driving west on Quarterfield Rd. in Severn, MD when I observed a "Green Fireball" in the south sky. I reacted by stating, "there's one of those green things!" My husband also observed this object as a green fireball decending at 90 degrees to the horizon at a rate of maybe, 150 ft/sec. I would estimate it's distance at 1/2 mile away and disapeared approximately 75-100 ft from the ground. We observed the object turn, "White" and then appeared to have a tail for about 1 second before it disapeared. The object's size could be compared to a dime held at arm's length. A simular object was observed by us 2 years ago (unreported) in the area of Towson, MD.