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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/2/1998 09:20 (Entered as : 10-02-98 09:20)
Reported: 10/12/1998 14:55
Posted: 11/1/1998
Location: Sedona, AZ
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 5 minutes
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
On vacation in Sedona, I was sitting waiting for a tour trolley to start about 9:20 in the morning when I looked up between two buttes to the northeast and saw an object like a white fireball, with a short tail, hovering between them. It looked like a comet, only it was stationary for a long time. I watched for about 5 minutes and took a couple of pictures. Then it started moving, accelerated and moved from the upper right to the lower left and disappeared behind the "saddle" of the buttes. A couple of minutes later I saw a jet. It had a much longer tail. I am a supervisor with a state agency, have a college degree , and consider myself to be a stable person.