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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 9/22/2001 21:45 (Entered as : 09/22/01 21:45)
Reported: 9/23/2001 2:42:06 PM 14:42
Posted: 10/12/2001
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI
Shape: Unknown
Duration: 3 sec each, 5 min total
Characteristics: The object made a sound
Two extremely loud electical/plastic sounding/zapping explosions overhead at 9:45pm on 09/22/01

Just as I was falling asleep at about 9:45pm (I had to be up for work at 5:00am). I was startled by an incredible electical popping/banging sound. I jumped out of bed and ran to the window. I saw nothing. I thought maybe fireworks were set off in the neighborhood. I went back to bed. Just as I pulled the sheets up, I heard a second, same kind of noise. To be descriptive, it sounded as if someone has put a tupperware container in a microwave oven and left the lid on which caused a plastic sounding explosion/bang, but ten times the noise. I covered my ears after each explosion it was so loud. My cat was obviously distrubed and immediately headed for the basement. After the second explosion I looked out front and saw most of the nieghbors in the area turning on their porch lights and looking around outside. I thought it resembled a sonic boom or space debris re-entering the atmosphere.