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Occurred : 1/16/2000 20:50 (Entered as : 01/16/00 20:50+/-)
Reported: 1/19/2000 17:54
Posted: 1/22/2000
Location: Hagerstown (sww of, on I81, Intersect.I70 & I81), MD
Shape: Light
Duration:1-2 seconds
In west, brilliant point of light (larger than star or planet) & streak fell nearly vertical from sky.

Almost due west, a very bright point of light leaving a streak, not a tail, fell from the sky toward the ground, in a distance that seemed to be only a mile or two ahead. It seemed to be traveling not as faast as a meteor but faster than a free fall object. It appeaared to disappear at treetop level. I think that it was in front of the mountains +/- 10 miles ahead. It appeaared to land just north of Williamsport, Md., perhaps in the Potomac River. No reports of any sightings weere made to any local radio stations, T.V. station, newspapers, or police. Perhaps it was an object further away & just mistaken for something closer.