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Occurred : 11/16/1999 19:05 (Entered as : 11/16/99 1905)
Reported: 11/17/1999 10:44
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Napoleon, OH
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1.5 min
Bright light/craft with tail traveling s-ne

Appeared from horizon/beind treeline,looked like rocket with spark tail.Traveled over highway for several minutes-went oner my truck,so I lost sight of-e-bound trucked said contiued another minute then "went out". Approx size-half a dime at arms length-tail aprox 3 1/2 inches at same length-appeared tobe low,as both e and w-bound truckers could see at same time. First thught was missle/rocket-appeared MUCH slower than meteor,much bigger. Object was bright white light,not very defined. Tail was gold-color-looked like sparks,chemical reaction possibly. Many drivers saw it-noone could identify as meteor-said "never saw anything like it".(Note: exact same spot,aprox three weeks ago,large,camo-painted hilocopter,bright lights on,shining on highway and trucks,circled highway,appeared to be landing behind trees-no known airport/military facility in area. I travel this road five days a week-never saw such activity before).