NUFORC Sighting 142934

Occurred: 2018-08-30 20:20 Local
Reported: 2018-08-31 14:58 Pacific
Duration: 3 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Redding, CA, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Left a trail

Green fireball outlives its tail !

My wife and I live in Redding Ca.

On Wednesday evening, Aug. 30, 2018, at apprx. 8:20 PM , (still daylight ) , we were in our car going to town.

We were driving north on a suburban road, when straight ahead in our windshield we both saw at the same time, a bright green fire ball with a burning orange color tail.

It was traveling from east to west from an elevation of about 35 degrees, down to about 10 degrees. When it was about two thirds of the way in its trajectory, the tail went out but the bright green ball continued on for about one second. The total duration of the sighting was about 3 seconds.

This is the fourth thing like this I have seen over a period of about 20 years, all in California.

The other three flared and burned up and looked to be gone, unlike this one that kept going after the tail was gone. Seemed kind of unusual to me.


Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD

Posted 2018-09-13

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