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Occurred : 9/22/2005 19:30 (Entered as : 09/22/2005 19:30)
Reported: 9/23/2005 12:12:41 AM 00:12
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Maricopa, AZ
Shape: Fireball
Bright Fireball streaking across sky West of the city of Maricopa

I did not witness this but a coworker called me to tell me about it. I have encouraged him to fill out a report. He says an extremely bright fireball streaked across the sky slowly leaving a massive smoke trail behind it, just SW of Highway 347. He says there were helicopters circling and many people pulled over to the side of the road. The best way he could describe it was that it looked like a comet with a smoketrail, very very bright. There were lots of witnesses, you should get some other reports of this. Either a large meteor, a plane crashing, or god knows what.