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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/4/1998 21:00 (Entered as : 10/04/98 2100)
Reported: 10/11/1998 18:39
Posted: 9/19/2002
Location: Charleston, SC
Shape: Fireball
Duration: seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail, The object changed color
Saw a large reddish orange fireball with a long green tail..

I was driving south on I-26 towards my home in Charleston SC around 9pm. A large object appeared from my left which I first saw in my peripheral vision. At first I thought it was a shooting star which is commonly seen drivng this route. However, as I focused, I saw it to be a large reddish orange fireball with a very bright and long tail. It appeared only briefly, shooting from left to right, just long enough for me to tell my 11 year old daughter to look at it. We rationalized it must have been a flare or fireworks, but the next day's paper confirmed our sighting. My background is that I have been a nurse for 22 years, with a degree in Nursing and a degree in Business. I am enrolled in graduate courses at the Citadel. As a child I witnessed a UFO following my brother and I though we told no one. I believe we are not alone in this Universe and we are foolish to even think we are.