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Occurred : 8/19/1999 04:00 (Entered as : 08/19/99 4:00)
Reported: 8/20/1999 17:49
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Center, TX
Shape: Fireball
Duration:15 secs
A bluish white fireball type object, a little larger than a basketball zoomed from the other side of the lake from the trees across the water into the trees at the opposite side.

Wednesday night, a few friends and I went swimming in the lake down my dirt road. I took one friend home then the other stayed the night. I oke up about 3:30am Thursday morning, and felt strange (really hard to explain) and couldnt fall back to sleep so I walked down to the lake to see if I could catch any meteors left from the shower a week back. As I was laying there (on the cement of the spillway/dam) a light caught my eye across the other side of the lake. A bluish white light about he size of a basketball zoomed (I say that because it went really fast) over a couple of feet above the water, kinda slowed toward the center, then sped into the trees on the oppisite side. It had a bright reflection that actually seemed brighter than the object itself and there was no sound at all. Actually I dont even remember hearing the crickets or splash of water. I totally freaked and ran all the way home. I never said anything to anybody until today and they suggested I call the police or something so I reported it here. I won't ever go out there again!