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Occurred : 8/6/2001 20:30 (Entered as : 080601 8:30 pm)
Reported: 8/6/2001 21:49
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Burbank, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1 second
Greenish Fireball seen over south Burbank CA. 1 second duration.

Early eveing I was looking south, twilight blue sky, cotten cloud background. Turned my head and saw a bright greenis-yellowish flash like a fireball travel about 1 mile in the close atmosphere. I know it was close because two private planes were in the air on a regular flight path above and behind the object. A Southwest airlines was just taking off from Burbank airport and facing the object, if anyone corraborates. It was traveling about Mach 5, about 2 miles south of me about 4000 feet high. I believe I heard a "psssst" type of sound produced by it. I am familiar with the flight patterns here and Mars was visible in the background. It was NOT any of these objects. Because of the peripheral objects, I know this object was traveling horizontaly close in our atmoshphere, not at the outer edges of it. I saw the beginning and end of the whole trail.