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Occurred : 6/17/2001 22:20 (Entered as : 06/17/01 10:20)
Reported: 6/17/2001 19:39
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Bristol, TN
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 minutes
brilliant green object going down S.W. of Bristol

I was hanging sheetrock and just happened to see a brilliant green flash out the window, to the s>w of Bristol.It was the brightest light I have ever seen in the night sky. I cant rule out a meteor, due to the objects tragectory which was approx. 30 degrees to the horizon and went down really slow from my point of view. It was truly a fantastic sight, large, round ,green ,bright and dropping smaller fragments, also burning green.

((NUFORC Note: We presume the witness meant to indicate a time of 10:20 p.m.. We have amended the time here. Please see other report from Florida for 2216 hrs. on this date. PD))

FOLLOW-UP REPORT FROM MUFON IN GEORGIA:

Hey Peter,

Tom Sheets SD in Georgia here. Last night, Sunday 17June, about 10:30PM, a large spectacular bluish meteor sailed thru the skies over Atlanta and in particular, Lawrenceville, which is a few miles NE of the metro area. Witness reported a UFO to the SE over Lawrenceville. By luck, our MUFONGA Deputy Director of Investigations also lives in Lawrenceville and was outside at about 10:30PM and saw the same thing. He advised me that it was definitely a meteor.....in the event you get any reports. Best Tom Sheets

((NUFORC Note: Our gratitude to Tom Sheets, State Director of MUFON/Georgia, for this information. Tom can be reached at <MUFONGA@webtv.net>. PD))