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Occurred : 12/16/2005 21:30 (Entered as : 12-16-2005 21:30)
Reported: 5/5/2007 2:09:41 AM 02:09
Posted: 6/12/2007
Location: Spokane, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:15 sec
fireball fizzled out and resparks later from same spot

December 16, 2005 in downtown Spokane WA @ approximately 9:30 PM?? My Friend, who was a once a military pilot and a POW, and I were traveling west on I-90 and from the Southern sky what appeared to be a meteorite or Fireball traveled in a northwestern direction. It was huge.

We both spotted it at the same time. It was bright, changing color yellows, reds, blues, and greens. It has a tail trailing it like you would expect with a comet. It lasted a good 6 seconds before it fizzled out but, in the time it takes to say, "Did you see that?" it suddenly sparked back up from the same spot it was last seen at and continued its course for another 2 or 3 seconds.

We weren’t quite sure what to make of it and thought we would hear something about it somewhere but never did. Please note it was last seen in the general area of the Spokane International Airport also that of Fairchild Airforce Base.

Something like that had to have been noticed. In my search to find out what it had been, a friend who had been out visiting on the West Side of Town at the time of the occurrence also mentioned having seen it and had commented that it was really cool.