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Occurred : 5/13/2006 22:15 (Entered as : 05/13/06 22:15)
Reported: 5/14/2006 10:04:13 AM 10:04
Posted: 5/15/2006
Location: Lincoln, NE
Shape: Light
Duration:Approx 1-2 min
Bright light that changed in intensity and emitted flare-like objects as it traveled towards me.

Observed a bright light in the sky while taking my dog out just before bed. The light was moving slowly and appeared to be an airplane, but what caught my attention was the way it was changing in intensity, not blinking like the normal airplane light does. As it came nearer, it suddenly shot out to the rear what appeared to be a flare (it reminded me of a fighter jet spitting out chalf to defend against a heat seaking missile). It did that three times as it approached, and then when it got directly over my house, the light split in two with the appearance of flares, and then was gone.

I realize that this could have possibly been a meteor, but it appeared to be moving to low and slow for a meteor, and the flares coming off traveled in the opposite direction and then dropped down before flaming out. If it was a meteor, wouldn't all the pieces from the fragmentation keep traveling in the same direction as the main body?