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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/29/2000 22:30 (Entered as : 6-29-00 22:30)
Reported: 6/29/2000 21:04
Posted: 7/11/2000
Location: DeSoto, IL
Shape: Other
Duration: 5 - 7 sec.
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object
I observed A very bright and long duration meteor rip through the skys over so. Ill. It was a very impressive show .

This is not A UFO report but rather A report of A very impressive Meteor I observed several min. ago . I have watched meteors for years and have seen thousands of Meteors and fireballs. This was the most impressive meteor I have ever seen . It started in Cygnus and cut through the tail of the Big Dipper on an almost true westerly course and went all the way to the horizon and out of sight. It was orange in color and left a luminois trail all the way across the sky, that glowed for several seconds , even through the glare of the town lights . I know this is not A UFO report but I would bet many people seen this . So any reports of A great fireball or the such across So. Ill. will probably be this rascal. I am sorry if you would rather not get these kind of reports but it was a significant event in the sky here , and I just happened to think of you and thought it would be of interest.