|Occurred : 12/25/2003 21:40 (Entered as : 12/25/2003 21:40)
Reported: 12/26/2003 12:59:15 PM 12:59
Location: North St. Paul, MN
Duration:3 - 4 sec
|green fireball with sparks desending slowly
It was Dec 25th 2003 about 9:40pm very clear night out. I had just come outside with my dog Bippy she really like the snow. I was about to throw a snowball out to Bippy when a big green fireball with sparks stopped me in mid-throw. It was desending at about a 45 degree angl in the northern sky it seems to just go out right before it would have not been visible to me do treeline. At first I thought a meteor then i thought fireworks but i know it wasn't fireworks i've never seen a meteor but i have seen shooting stars and it absolutely wasn't that. It traveled slow and was very vivid with no sound. It did look like it could have been a flare from a flare gun but don't flares leave a big trail of smoke behind? This had no trail only white sparks and the fireball was very green like a green intersection light. It seemed to be farely low in the sky to my location like i could have got in my car and found it with in a few miles. I wouldn't be so curious if it wasn't for all the very similer reports I've been reading on this site. I'm sure i'll hear that other people saw this too. I do remember right after the fireball went out a plane or something high in the sky moving what seemed to me to be very fast for a plane but not unGodly fast across the sky heading in the exact direction where the fireball when out but was very far away to the point where when I notice it seconds after the fireball went out I had turned completely around and was now looking south southwest the fireball was north northeast from me. All i could really see of that was the typical light on it just like on a plane. It just seemed to be moving faster then any plane i've ever seen in that area. mind you i've always been a night sky gazer and at the time was in the backyard of where i live and have lived for the past three years. Never seen anything like that ever or even heard of anything like that before that. Thats why i was surprised to see so many similiar reports.
((NUFORC Note: We are unconvinced that this is a serious-minded report. PD))