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Occurred : 6/1/1999 00:42 (Entered as : 06/01/99 0042)
Reported: 6/1/1999 04:47
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Washington, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2-3 seconds
Instant grn slow falling,large bright fireball/ball lightning. So.west to No.west

Driving west bound on state highway 20,16 miles east of Nevada City,CA ,6miles from Washington,CA. In the Tahoe National Forest.Full Moon,clear skies,on the top of Washington Ridge. We had just turned onto Hwy 20 from Washington Rd.,Still speeding up to hwy limit, 35mph,My husband sitting in the passenger seat declared "WHATS THAT!", While pointing to my left across the road and up,I followed his finger and looked out the upper left of the wind shield and saw a gigantic(almost as big as the full moon)slowly falling,bright glowing, greenish-white fire ball/ ball lightning looking object seemingly falling towards the town of Nevada City,CA. I veiwed it through the trees pieces seemed to be coming off the back like a falling 747, but it did not have the color of fire but something entering the atmosphere. When we finally got to Nevada city ,we stopped at a convenience store. The were 3 Co. Sheriffs standing outside, I approached one and asked him if anyone reported it. He said he hadnt heard a thing. Settling in for the trip to town, I was doing a planet/star sky search, in a clear cloudless view , instantly manifesting in the Western sky appears this bright odd moving greenish falling flash. Being a nearly full moon night, my perception was, size; alittle smaller than the moon, brighter than the moon, ten o'clock in the SO. W. sky falling NO. Not a glow odd like moving on/within itself ,not unlike Ballightning. Duration; two-three secs.