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Occurred : 7/16/2000 22:45 (Entered as : 07/16/00 10:45pm)
Reported: 7/23/2000 01:18
Posted: 7/23/2000
Location: Melbourne (VIC, Australia),
Shape: Circle
Duration:10min
Fire ball rised up from the ground to about 500m.Drops of molten like fire coming from it. Loud explosion,green flash speed off.

It was the night of the luner eclipse in Australia, The object shot up from the ground to about 500m and stoped. It then glowed an irredesent red it then started moving towards the area of my home. It had big drops of molten like fire coming off it. It was the size of two 4WD vehicels. It then started to rise and then stopped.A few minutes passed & a loud explosion was heard followed by a green flash underneath the object, it then speed off at a fast rate upwards until it was no longer seen. My wife was driving home from work and also seen the object about 2/3 km from home. On the 22/07/00 a lady had rang a radio station and commented to see if anyone else had seen an object the night of 16/07/00. I rang to comment but they thought it was a joke.This was not a joke it did happen. Weather con clear night, no wind.