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Occurred : 12/15/2005 19:50 (Entered as : 12/15/06 19:50)
Reported: 12/26/2005 8:07:31 PM 20:07
Posted: 2/14/2006
Location: Osaka - Itami chome (Japan),
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 secs
White Fireball Orb - suddenly appears & disappears over Itami, Japan

19:50 approx Amagasaki-shi / Mukonoso & Itami chome Weather condition outside: cold; clear; now & then some thin wispy clouds moving fast. Was outside on apartment balcony hanging laundry (which always puts me in a position looking out & upward, with view of the sky). Without a prior sound or warning, almost directly above in sky, suddenly a huge WHITE bright ball takes shape & then bam! a loud explosion. The entire event was at most 2 seconds. It was just so odd. My husband who was walking home from the train station was about 2 blocks away from home, when he seen it. No pre or after-shock noise, no pre or post lightning & certainly no rains. I was very shaken by it. As well as disturbed. My husband after walking into apartment was puzzled too. (Note: he would tell you he has never seen an UFO or even believes in them. When I tell him about the few times I have seen UFOs, he looks at me like I saw "a thing wrong.") I was shaking because it was so unusual. No further strange weather that night and nothing on the news about strange weather, etc. Nothing about explosions. Itami airport is near and I thought perhaps a plane exploded? Although that would be odd ... this was a sudden white orb of LIGHT! just BAM! then gone. No light trails in sky. (Like when you look at the sun.) I have seen lots of electrical storms, and bad weather, but never seen anything like this. A perfect round orb of white "light" ... no blue emissions ... just white! I do not know if weather "fireballs" can be white, rather huge, stationery, & result in nothing more than bang! and no after-effects. And I do not know if this is of consequence to report. I will have husband use online map of area to mark where this occured and email later.

NOTE: After finding a link about BTs, then a link to this site, remembering my own encounter with one other person of a BT in the late 90s, in Missouri O-Fallon HWY 70 area, for whatever reason, I began to think and wonder "wow you know, you never see or read reports in Japan news about UFOs" (well at least I do not yet ... Ive only been living here for about 8 months) and I wondered about BTs here. When this event of the ball of white whatever-it-was happened, I kept thinking "did a BT just arrive?!" I wanted to post the sighting but thought it would be of no need, perhaps. Then, last night, I find the report of a BT near Kyoto!?! Thus my decision to post this, and ANY other "event" should any occur.

After posting this report, I will make my BT report & silver orb reports.

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((NUFORC Note: We believe the witness meant a date of 12/15/2005, although she indicates a date in 2006. We have amended it above. PD))