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Occurred : 7/24/1996 23:10 (Entered as : 07/24/1996 23:10)
Reported: 2/22/2004 10:48:56 AM 10:48
Posted: 3/2/2004
Location: Metalline Falls, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:8 seconds
Brilliant fireball shooting across the sky that crashed behind a mountain illuminating the entire valley.

I was driving on a dirt road driveway next to a large, open field. I was about half way around it when a HUGE brilliant white/blue light with a long trail (Comet like)came shooting across the sky. The light was so bright that the inside of my car was completely illuminated and I actually squinted my eyes while looking at it. The object was at least the size of 10 houses with a tail of about 100-200 yards long. The ball passed behind a mountain range that was in the valley where I was located. It appeared to have crashed because it sent a triple flash of the equivalent bright light across the entire valley and skyline of the mountain range as far as I could see. The mountain that it passed behind is uninhabbited with no known roads. I have not heard of any other witnesses but there are other houses next to and in the field that I was passing. I know what I saw was definitely from another lifeforce.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))


The direction that the "UFO" came from was NE to SW. It was on my left side and went from behind me to infront of me. I was on the edge of the field on the road, it was over the field.

For the date, I really wish I would have written it down. It was the summer of 96 between June and August of my Junior to Senior year of highschool. I seem to remember it being in mid-July.

Metalline Falls is a very unpopulated area and no we don't have a local paper for about 50 miles. There were no other known sightings of it from anyone that my family or I have found.

The picture is still very vivid in my mind eventhough it happened in 1996. ((name deleted))