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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/9/2000 19:00 (Entered as : 03/09/00 19:00)
Reported: 5/7/2000 02:55
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Memphis (near West Memphis), AR
Shape: Fireball
Duration:about 3 to 5 seconds
I also saw a fireball the night all the unusual activity was reported in AR.

On March 9 of this year, I was driving my route. I am a courier for a pharmacy. This night, I was on my way from Little Rock to Blythville. I saw a fireball that looked to be around the size of a baseball or softball...and was moving the same direction as I was...southeast to northwest. I saw it out of my driver's side window...probably for about 3 to 5 seconds. I had already seen it when I called my daughter that night around 8:30pm. This means I had to be close to West Memphis when I saw the thing...and the time must have been between 7 and 7:30pm. The more I try to remember the exact time and place I was...the more I can not...strange, considering I checked the clock when I saw it so I would remember the time...but It was fully dark. That would have had to put me within a few miles of the town. It looked like someone had thrown a ball of lava through the sky...and was losing bits of itself...these bits of what looked like molten rock formed a tail on the thing. This is the first time i have seen something this unusual. I have seen meteror showers and shooting stars...this did not look like anything I have seen before...but whatever it was, I am glad that I did see it!!