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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/5/1999 00:30 (Entered as : 07/05/99 00:30+-)
Reported: 7/9/1999 08:56
Posted: 7/14/1999
Location: Annapolis, MD
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 1min + 1min
Characteristics: The object left a trail
((NUFORC Note: Missile launch out of U. S. Navy Wallops Island, VA, Flight Test Facility. Please see many other reports.))

a fire ball or all thick tail of white or light yellow falling northwest for one minute and 3 minutes later went back up for 1 minute Left "S" shape

sailing back from Annapolis after haveing dinner and watching fireworks. Someone said look a falling star I turned and saw not a falling star. All four of us watched this streek falling northwest for one minute. It was a thick tail of white or yellow sparkles. it stopped and left a smoke trail in a stright line after a short time it started to bend into a "S" shape as if it had crossed two different levels of wind currents. 5 min. latter the same streek appeared going the oppisite direction up and SE it went through the only small cloud in the sky spliting into two half circels with a line (its trail) going through it. Its trail also turned to smoke and slowly formed a "s" shape. The smoke dissipated in 15 20 Min. There was no sound, no object visible, no navlights. The moon came up 1/2 hour later.