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Occurred : 6/1/1981 22:30 (Entered as : 1981 10:30pm)
Reported: 1/27/2002 10:36:11 PM 22:36
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Reno, NV
Shape: Light
Duration:1 min+
"shooting star" does a 180, and makes off axis shifts over reno.

we saw what looked like a blue shooting star leaving a trail entering the atmosphere, but the light reversed direction, and flew south to north almost directly over our heads at a slow speed, but making very rapid 90 degree off axis shifts. we watched it cover some 20 miles. then it veered 90 degrees over the the east horizon at incredible speed, and disappeared. i would estimate the altitude of the object to be 5-15 thousand feet above grade, it clearing peavine mountain behind us by atleast 5000 feet.

((NUFORC Note: One of two reports submitted by same witness. Witness has considerable technical training and experience. PD))