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Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/14/2007 23:00 (Entered as : 011407 23:00)
Reported: 1/15/2007 4:25:28 PM 16:25
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Oakland, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2-3 sec.
I saw a fireball drop rapidly in the sky in front of me then obviously shoot away and disappear.

While exiting on Grand Ave. from 580E, I witnessed a silver fireball suddenly appear in the sky above and straight ahead of me, approx. 50-100 away. It fell very rapidly in a slight arc, then it plainly shot away, ahead of me, and disappeared. For that fraction of a second that it shot away, it became smaller in size before disappearing.

The fireball effect was impressive enough, but I wouldn't have thought it nearly so odd had I not seen that effect of an actual object traveling away from me.

I was coming home from my work as a veterinary nurse.