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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/17/1996 01:15
Reported: 12/19/1996 12:50
Posted: 11/2/1999
Location: Morton, WA
Duration: 4 sec.
Caller reported seeing a large, low intensity green glowing patch of light that traveled across the sky. The object had already crossed two thirds of the sky by the time that the observer noticed it.

The observer thought that the object was high. Also, he volunteered that he has seen the Space Shuttle fly in the recent past, and this object was "ten times faster than the shuttle." It covered 78 degrees of arc in 4 1/2 seconds, he thought. It was the size of a full moon.

The caller first saw a small meteor, then he saw the green glow. It was the color green of a mercury vapor regulator tube.