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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/18/2002 22:00 (Entered as : 03/18/01 22:00)
Reported: 3/19/2002 12:26:32 AM 00:26
Posted: 3/19/2002
Location: Mountain View, CA
Shape: Flash
Duration: 1.5 secs
very sharp, very bright, intense green light - moved like a meteor

We saw a flash of green light build in intensity in one spot of the night sky, then accelerate down towards the horizon at incredible speed. the motion appeared to be like a meteor, however there was no trail whatsoever, and being within the city, it was so very sharp and clear that it appeared to be closer than it probably was. I have seen falling stars before - i spent 4 hours watching the leonids last year, but never did i see something that looked this big and was this sharp. it was just so uncharacteristic, it's visual appearance was like a flare, but there was no way it could have been one the way it moved. It appeared in the southeastern sky from our position.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates a date in 2001, but we believe he meant 2002, based on our telephone conversation with him. We have amended the date here. PD))