Occurred: 2003-07-27 22:00 Local
Reported: 2003-07-31 16:57 Pacific
Duration: 5 sec.

Location: Stillwater, MN, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Lights on object

A family of three witness two quck flashes, then a VERY fast, dramatic fireball streak west in the night sky.

Telephoned Report: A man, his wife, and their daughter were driving to the east on Highway 5, and were approximately 15 miles to the east of St. Paul, MN.

Suddenly, all three witnessed observed a momentary bright flash in the northern sky, approximately 60 degrees to the left of the centerline of their vehicle, and above the tops of the trees to their left, maybe 30 degrees above the horizontal plane.

Approximately two seconds after the first flash, with their attention focused on the area of the sky where it had just occurred, they witnessed a second, similar flash. At almost the exact instant that they witnessed the second flash, they also observed a large fireball streak from east to west in the same area of the sky where they had just observed the two flashes. It was a very dramatic flash, and the fireball was moving VERY fast, according to the father's account of the incident.


We spoke with this witness at length, and we found him to be quite sincere and credible. PD

Posted 2003-08-01

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