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Occurred : 10/5/2009 01:45 (Entered as : 10/05/2009 1:45)
Reported: 11/1/2012 10:37:20 AM 10:37
Posted: 11/4/2012
Location: Madison, WI
Shape: Fireball
Duration:20 seconds
Rolling ball of light/fire/gas fell to earth and then took off

It was a little before 2 am and I was rushing to get home before my mother went to work because I had borrowed her car. I was sober and wide awake because I was a 3rd shift worker at the time. The streets were deserted as usual for this time of morning. I came to a stoplight at a 3 way intersection about 1 mile from my home. When I came to a stop I quickly noticed something that looked as though it was falling from the sky. I looked up to my left toward this ball of rolling light as it got closer and I was just in shock. In seconds it “crashed” on and rolled across the hood of my car and continued to roll down onto the curb and onto the side walk where the color changed from this bright yellow color to a purple gaseous color. It was still for maybe 2 seconds and then shot straight up into the night’s sky. The light turned green and I continued to sit at the stoplight looking up, waiting to see more, but I didn’t. It just disappeared. I probably sat there for! 4 or 5 minutes before slowly driving home. I couldn’t believe what I saw. It was all I thought about that night. I only told one person, who thought I was crazy and from then on I kept my mouth shut about it. But I still think about it and I still watch the sky, waiting to see it again.

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