NUFORC Sighting 04716

Occurred: 1998-10-29 19:45 Local
Reported: 1998-11-01 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 5 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Lahaina, HI, USA

Shape: Sphere

My freind and I saw a bright sphere like object move across from West to East very rapidly. Towards the end of its flight path, a orange/red flame shot out from the back not extending out far from the object.

I was rehearsing with my band in an out door ampitheater. The sky was in full view with no clouds. As I was singing I looked up and saw a very bright sphere like object moving very fast across the sky from West to East. Before the object disapeared, it shot out a bright orange/red flame from the back of its flight line. The flame did not extend that far from the object. The object was in view for around 5 seconds, then just disapeared. My guitar player also saw this event. When I told our manager, he said it most likely was the rocket boosters from the space shuttle reentering the earths atmosphere. The only problem with this is that the shuttle lifted off 10 hours earlier.

Posted 1998-11-19

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