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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/7/2004 01:00 (Entered as : 05/07/2004 1:00)
Reported: 5/7/2004 4:31:17 AM 04:31
Posted: 5/10/2004
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Shape: Light
Duration: 15 seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail
High speed white trail across the night sky with no sound. But too slow and long to be a meteor.

At first, thought object was a shooting star but not traveling fast enough. Object was a white dot with a long white tail behind it, similar to the afterburner on a jet but much longer. Object moved swiftly in a straight line and after 10 or 15 seconds, the tail disappeared and object slowed, leaving only the white dot. Object then glowed red for a second and seemed to grow larger before reverting back to the smaller white dot that it was. It did this 3 times before going out of sight. Odd thing was that this made no sound and was more than likely supersonic judging by the speed. There is very rarely any air traffic in this area at this time of night. Definately was NOT a meteor or shooting star!