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Occurred : 2/12/2002 19:40 (Entered as : 02/12/02 19.40)
Reported: 2/16/2002 11:49:22 PM 23:49
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Mississauga (Canada), ON
Shape: Fireball
We came out of a clothing store on Mavis Road in the north part of Mississauga, my son my wife and my sons friend, were getting into our car when we all (except my wife who was already entered the car) saw an amazingly bright green/blue fireball. It dropped for about 15 seconds from what must have been a great height. It caught our attention because at first it was so small (a pin prick of light) yet amazingly bright, as it dropped/ moved downwards it got bigger and very much brighter, it hurt your eyes to look at it. We were almost under the approach path to Toronto Intl. planes were stacked up in a line approaching the airport, this was much higher than the planes. Ultimately it became a bit bigger than the size of a dime at arms length. It dropped from a height of about 80 degrees to approx 30 degrees in a spastic jerking manner, this took from 12 to 18 seconds. This was not a firework or a flare, the colour was truly very odd, just before it disappeared it moved/jeked sideways and flashed a blindingly bright orange colour, then nothing. We discussed it amongst ourselves afterwards and feel it must have been something burning up as it entered the atmosphere, but as to why it should jerk around and twitch as it fell, we can only speculate