Reported: 1999-07-18 00:00 Pacific
No of observers: 10
Location: Atlantic Ocean, NJ, USA
Characteristics: Left a trail, Emitted other objects, Changed Color, Aircraft nearby
object seen s.s.e of corson state park approx 24:00 hrs. 7/18/99. had a heading of going n.e. firery obj billowing puffing billowing smoke looping in atight circle. before dissappearing for what seemed to be a minute reappearing going toward where it was first seen this time as a firery object trailing a plume of smoke or steam.then heading strait up into the air for a moment before expolding in the sky only guessing 50,000 60,000 ft. into a actolene bright blueish white disinagrating longer than a flash leaving a slow fading verticle cloud that remaind in the sky that seemed to dim as it dissapatted. most of the people witinessing this event were fishing off russ chattin bridge or along corson inlet beach . i put as how many objects seen as 2 only because of appearing ,disappearing , annd reappearing, believe object was same. after considering possibilities ,my opion, out of control fuel rocket.
This may have been a rocket launch out of Wallops Island Flight Test Facility. We will check that flight schedule.
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