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Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/15/1996 14:00 (Entered as : 4/15/96 14:00)
Reported: 6/7/1998 08:32
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Lacoochee, FL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3 seconds
huge fireball approx. 30 mile fire trail, traveling upward at a speed approx. 10,000 miles p.h.

I was driving with a friend north on U.S. 301 North, we were just on the other side of the withalacoochee national forest when a orange fireball roured upward toward the sky. I thought it was some kind of rocket because it seem to be coming from the direction of the space center on the east coast. It was far to big a fire trail than the space shuttle and the sound much lowder like a constant roar, not a boom like the shuttle makes when it brakes the sound barrier. Its rate of speed was that of 100x FASTER THAN THE SHUTTLE DOES ON TAKE OFF. I know this was no space shuttle because you can see the space shuttle, but not this, what ever it was, was covered by fire.