NUFORC Sighting 25689

Occurred: 2002-10-07 08:00 Local
Reported: 2002-10-18 23:55 Pacific
Duration: 6 sec
No of observers: 3

Location: Castle Rock, CO, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Left a trail, Changed Colo

Green and orange fire ball shooting south across the sky at high velocity.

I noted an ealier entry regarding this and it triggered my memeory of this occurance. What I saw appeared to eminate from the ground in what I first took to be a large firework. It traveled upward in an arc with a glowing green front and orange/red trail of sparks/fire behind. It then lost its green glow all together and shot across the sky due south at an extreme rate of speed as a large ball, like a meteor. It was rather large, I have seen a few meteors before that were suspected of hitting ground, but I had never seen anything of this size before. I remember watching the news that night hoping to hear something about it but did not. The initial upward arc with the green glow and orange trail before shooting of like a meteor to the south is what still really puzzles me.

The witnesses included myself, a 41 year old Business Exec., my wife and 7 year old daughter.


Many reports from Colorado, and surrounding states, of this event. A similar event in the same area was reported on the prior day. PD

Posted 2002-10-28

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