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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/7/2002 08:00 (Entered as : 10/07/02 8:00)
Reported: 10/18/2002 11:55:37 PM 23:55
Posted: 10/28/2002
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 6 sec
Characteristics: The object left a trail, The object changed color
Green and orange fire ball shooting south across the sky at high velocity.

I noted an ealier entry regarding this and it triggered my memeory of this occurance. What I saw appeared to eminate from the ground in what I first took to be a large firework. It traveled upward in an arc with a glowing green front and orange/red trail of sparks/fire behind. It then lost its green glow all together and shot across the sky due south at an extreme rate of speed as a large ball, like a meteor. It was rather large, I have seen a few meteors before that were suspected of hitting ground, but I had never seen anything of this size before. I remember watching the news that night hoping to hear something about it but did not. The initial upward arc with the green glow and orange trail before shooting of like a meteor to the south is what still really puzzles me.

The witnesses included myself, a 41 year old Business Exec., my wife and 7 year old daughter.

((NUFORC Note: Many reports from Colorado, and surrounding states, of this event. A similar event in the same area was reported on the prior day. PD))