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Occurred : 11/28/2002 22:30 (Entered as : 11/28/02 22:30)
Reported: 12/1/2002 9:45:58 PM 21:45
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Lincoln, NE
Shape: Light
Duration:1 Second
Very bright flash and explosion over Lincoln, Ne., on Thanksgiving.

The only phenomena present in the incident was a sudden very loud report and simultaneous atmospheric strobe. From military experience, the explosion was very similiar to that of a medium to large caliber artillery munition. the sound seemed to come from directly over the city. This was heard by my wife and me and two teen-age daughters. One daughter was looking out the window at the time and reported a very bright (like daylight) flash of light just before the sound. Although I suspect a low atmosphere meteor detonation, I am unable to confirm it.