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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/28/1998 04:39 (Entered as : 09/28/98 04:39)
Reported: 9/28/1998 05:28
Posted: 1/29/2002
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 5-10seconds
Characteristics: The object emitted other objects
like shooting star or meteorite but had a rather long tail.

while driving in a west direction I saw what looked like a shooting star or meteor with a longish(3 ft.) tail go from northwest to southwest. it was white in color. what I noticed most was the tail and the fact that it lasted between 5-10 seconds. wasnt as quickly gone as most shooting stars I have seen and I've never seen one with that great a tail.The head of this was about the size of 2 to 3 big stars.It was about midway or a bit more above the horizon near to a bright star -maybe a planet- that was in the south western area of the sky.This didnt appear to be craft-like in any way or to hover but I am writing because I was impressed with the size and tail which I have never seen as big on a shooting star if that is what this was. I am saying the object emitted other objects because it emmitted the tail.I don't know what a meteor's size would be normally so maybe this is typical- I myself have just never seen anything like it.