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Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/31/1998 22:50 (Entered as : 12/31/98 22:50)
Reported: 1/4/1999 05:55
Posted: 1/26/2003
Location: Nassau (Great Harbour Key, 30nm nw of Nassau) (Bahamas),
Shape: Fireball
Duration:30 seconds
Glowing ball flying parrallel to the earth at about 10,000 feet

We were on the beach waiting for new year. Population of the island was about 1000 people and is a very quite island. No artificial light was observed. We were sitting facing East. The object flew in a North to South direction. At first thought it was a comet. Then realized it was traveling more like a satelite. Path was parallel to the earth at 10,000 feet. I am a pilot and feel the altitude was accurate and the speed was in excess 800 knots. No flashing anti collision lights, just a bright glow with a yellowish color. A slight trail was evident. Absolutley no sound was heard. We watched the object pass behind a cloud and reappear which gave me the impression that it was fairly close to us and not in the outer atmosphere. The clouds were scattered at 3000 feet.