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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/1/1987 20:00 (Entered as : 1987 20:00)
Reported: 10/3/2002 4:47:15 PM 16:47
Posted: 10/15/2002
Location: Minford, OH
Shape: Flash
Duration: 10 Seconds
Characteristics: The object made a sound
Crackling sound, flash, and then swoosh sound.

I was walking from my aunts house down the road to my house. This took place in the country. I was by myself just up to my driveway when I suddenly heard a crackling sound and then as I turned around and looked up to the sky I saw a flash of light and I heard a swoosh sound. That was it. I was only 13 years old at the time and when I mentioned it to my science teacher he said it was possible that it could have been a meteor. I just was scared and excited at the same time. The incident took place in the dark and the sky was completly clear.

((NUFORC Note: We agree with the assessment by the science teacher, I.e. that the incident may have been caused by a meteor, or a meteor fragment. However, if the timing of the incident, as described as the witness, is correct, the event seems somewhat inconsistent with a meteor. The witness probably should have seen the flash, then a boom, if the meteor was close. PD))

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous. PD))