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Occurred : 4/17/1997 22:45 (Entered as : 04/17/97 22:45)
Reported: 3/16/2007 12:19:18 PM 12:19
Posted: 4/27/2007
Location: Lake DeGray, AR
Shape: Fireball
Duration:30 to 40 sec
Just found your sight and saw listed a sighting from Arkansas (4/17/97 22:45 Bismarck/Caddo Valley (between) AR Light 30 seconds Orange burst of light that sped out over the lake).

I also saw this fireball along with my scout troop camping on DeGray lake close to the dam. Looked like a large (very large) fireball traveling I'm guessing from south to north, (been a long time) with long tail and hazy around it.

I and the boys took it as a metor as it streaked across the sky and then burned out or went out. We shook it off as a metorite, but the boys stayed up most of the night talking of UFO's.

The only thing strange about this fireball is the it was big, about the size of a semi truck, (from our point it was about 1500 to 2500 ft away about 100 feet above treeline and traveling horizonaly not down at an angle.