Occurred: 1999-08-15 22:30 Local
Reported: 1999-08-27 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 5-7 sec
No of observers: 1

Location: Socorro, NM, USA

Shape: Other


Falling object

I was diving NW on a dirt road N of Socorro, when I thought a flash of lighting lit up the hill side. But, it lasted for 3-4 sec.. I could see nothing at the time.

I leaned foward toward the dash and saw a fireball above high clouds. It was lighting up the clouds. It passed through or from behind the clouds. The object was moving from the north toward the west at a steep angle.

As I watched, it broke up in to 3-4 objects, and then all dimmed and went out.

Posted 1999-08-30

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