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Occurred : 4/17/2000 22:30 (Entered as : 04/17/00 22:30)
Reported: 4/18/2000 21:16
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Antioch, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:10 minutes
We observed an orange fireball moving slowly, under the cloud layer. First moving in an easterly direction, then turning north.

I observed this object while driving home from work. I watched this thing for approximately ten minutes, while on hwy 4 east, between Pittsburg and Antioch. After driving into my driveway, I observed the object change direction to the north. At this time I ran inside the house and called my wife outside. My wife and I watched the object for another three to five minutes. The object moved slowly toward the San Juaquin river and began dropping smaller "sparks" over the river. I have 20 years experience in law enforcement, and flew helicopter patrol (observer) I have seen many strange flying objects, but not like this.