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Occurred : 9/5/2005 21:00 (Entered as : 09/05 21:00)
Reported: 8/7/2007 3:00:11 PM 15:00
Posted: 8/14/2007
Location: Arlington, TX
Shape: Fireball
Duration:Around one minute
A distant explosive sound as the area around me turned deep blue for a second and then I witnessed two bright lights in the sky.

I was in my backyard and night had fallen completely so it was very dark, yet I remember the moon was almost full. I was looking straight ahead of me, playing ball with my dog when I heard was sounded like a distant explosion and a second after I heard the sound, the ground and the area right above it turned to what looked like a deep, velvety blue. Something made me look up at the sky to the east where I saw the ending of an explosion of a giant ball of white/golden light. It faded entirely and then what remained a little off to the side of where the light had been was a vibrant, yet misty purple/blue/yellow haze which faded slowly and then disappeared completely, returning the sky to blackness. I likened the purplish haze to that of a nebula – the colors, patterns and shape of the mist resembled photos of nebulae I have seen. Unfortunately, my mother was inside the house and I was the only one to witness the whole thing. I posted the story on a couple of UFO websites, hoping to find someone who had witnessed the event as well yet received no response. The entire event happened very quickly, but still after all this time, it still leaves me unsettled and baffled.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. PD))