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Occurred : 10/20/1999 22:25 (Entered as : 10/20/99 22:25pm)
Reported: 10/20/1999 23:19
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Shoreline, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2.5 seconds
A bright, orange and yellowish light that shot from East to West across the sky keeping the same heighth and precision. Very close to me...

I was jogging North on 5th Avenue and saw a light orange and goldish object/light shoot from East to West in a precision line lasting about 2.5 seconds. It was very, very bright and had a long tail of light behind it almost like a shooting star but it was so close. It seemed maybe a half mile ahead and a quarter mile high and was very precise. Although it is possible that it could have been a meteorite, I have seen many and this did not appear to be one based on the size, precision, speed, and the fact that it kept its exact heigth horizontally. Thank you for recording this.

((NUFORC Note: Many reports. Seen as far south as Amity, OR. "Level" flight seems peculiar to us. Also reported to the north from points in British Columbia.))