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Occurred : 6/10/1997 22:30 (Entered as : 06/10/97 22:30)
Reported: 6/6/1999 08:03
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Golden, CO,I70E by exit for, CO
Shape: Light
Duration:2 minutes
I70E Golden, CO exit. Lg bright object sped to ground. Maybe a minute later I saw a bright flash of light(it crashed?)

On June 10. 1997 my boyfriend and myself were heading east towards Denver, CO on I70. we were just coming up to the exit for Golden (exit 261?) when I saw a large bright white object (maybe about the size of a car headlight if it was 1/4 mile away.) It was going too fast to be a plane. I don't think it was a metoerite or a shooting star. It was coming from diretly ahead of us(east) and heading to the left (NW). It was going at a 45 degree angle. It looked like it crashed behind the town we could seee from the highway. About a minute later I saw a flash of light coming from the same town. The flassh was so bright that the mountain behind the town lite up. It reminded me of the airport landing lightsssssss, but when I mentioned this to my boyfriend he said if it was airport lights they would repeat not just flash once and disappear. I looked down at the clock and it was approx. 10:30pm. Unfortunately my bofriend didn't see it. He thought I was pointing at something else. The reason I noticed it was that it was a clear night and the object was very bright and moving very quickly. I forgot to mention that it was round with no visible tail on it. If we weren't in a hurry we would have gone to look for it. For the next several days I looked in the papers to see if there was anything about it. I also asked several people but no one heard of anything.