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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/31/2001 23:30 (Entered as : 10/31/01 23:30)
Reported: 1/23/2002 9:54:37 PM 21:54
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Clinton, MS
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3-5 seconds
Green fireball seen shooting up from the ground

I have been so long in reporting this because it didn't occur to me to do so until I got on this site and saw other descriptions of a fireball such as I saw. I'm a natural skeptic thatI would actually see something like this, so I tried to think of what it could have possibly been other than a UFO. I wanted to think it was a meteor or something....except that it was going the wrong direction! I thought that was something other people could witness, but not me.

A friend and I had gone to an AA meeting and were on the way home. I'm not sure of the exact time....somewhere between 11:00 pm and 12:00 pm. We were driving north and came to a stop light. Over to my left (in the west) and a good distance away, I saw a very large "fireball" shoot up from the ground (or from behind some trees...hard to tell)and straight up into the air, heading slightly to the north. It was green....as you would imagine green light would look in front of a black back drop, somewhat varied in brightness. When I first saw it at its largest state (just after leaving the ground) the color was very intense and bright.....then the further it went, it became dimmer and less saturated. It appeared and disappeared within the span of 3-5 seconds. I turned to my friend and asked him if he had seen it too. He said he had. I think that was a relief to both of us...to know we weren't hallucinating!