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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/1/2000 22:30 (Entered as : 07/01/00 22:30)
Reported: 7/1/2000 03:08
Posted: 7/11/2000
Location: Salinas, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 15 seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail
One brightly lit ball that left a trail.

The craft appeared to be moving from southwest to Northeast. At a medium altitude, aprox. 2 or 3 miles up. We had intermitant fog cover to look through when observing this object. It had an exhaust and was brightly lit. The front was rounded and moved at a constant speed. It did not appear to be losing altitude but it did look like it was burning up. We observe this object to be a white and brightly lit with no blinking lights of a normal plane. It had an exhaust tail that was quite uniform in two sections out the back. It made no sound like any other plane going the speed of sound.