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Occurred : 8/15/2006 20:30 (Entered as : 08/15/06 20:30)
Reported: 8/15/2006 11:09:34 PM 23:09
Posted: 10/30/2006
Location: Lakewood, CO
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 seconds
A semi-bright glowing craft zooming quickly from east to west

My coworker and I had stepped outside of work for a quick smoke-break. We were just talking and I happened to look up at the sky. Dusk was just ending and night beginning. The sky was also almost completely cloudy. While I was looking up I noticed a reddish-orange light to the east. It "zoomed" very quickly from the eastern horizon to the western horizon. The closer to the west it got, the more I could see it's was somewhat disk-shaped/oval-shaped and glowing a warm orange color. It also left a small trail which I assume was due to its speed and probably a trick on the eyes. Almost to the edge of the western horizon it disappeard in a sort of orangish flash. It was completely silent.

I talked to my coworker about it, and she suggested it might have been a shooting-star/meteor. My father is a hobby astronomer so I have seen my share of meteors, even in the daytime...the huge fireball kind. But, this was unlike any "meteor" I've ever seen. The way it vanished in a flash of light and the definitive shape of it was interesting. Also, it seemed so close aboved our heads...if a meteor were that close it would have been EXTREMELY bright...and this wasn't. It was semi-bright and seemed to glow. Plus, if it were a meteor, I would assume that it would have had to be very low for a meteor to be UNDER the clouds. Finally, it didn't come from an came horizontally all the way from one horizon to the other.

It has always been my dream to become a if this is the real thing...AMAZING. It was unlike anything I have ever seen.