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Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/24/2007 20:00 (Entered as : 01/24/07 20:00)
Reported: 1/26/2007 6:26:17 AM 06:26
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Franklin, NC
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3 secs
Green ball of light over Western NC

I was outside having a cigarette when something caught my attention over my left shoulder (North of town). I turned my head and saw a green "ball of light" for a split second, then it moved away rapidly. It proceeded to move NE out of view. The whole "event" was no more than 3 seconds.

There were reports of this sighting on an Asheville, NC, newschannel (ABC 13) this morning (1/26/07) - Asheville is an hour away, (ENE) so there are others who may have viewed the object along this direction.

My sightline of this object was between a two trees. It was not close as there was no glow on "local" vegetation. I would guess the object's size to be that of a tennis ball, based loosely in comparison to the trees. I do not know how close or how far away the object was from me, so my size estimate is only in reference to the trees and therefore not absolute!

The object HAD to be in a state of no motion when I first viewed it, for as it moved away (rapidly), the "shape" was indiscernable. As the object moved away, it had properties of a "comet" - longer with a green tail.

It was an incredible experience and I'd like others to "share" their story as well.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))