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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/14/2008 03:58 (Entered as : 04/14/08 3:58)
Reported: 5/20/2008 10:17:59 AM 10:17
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 1-2 Sec
Characteristics: The object left a trail
Bright descending burst of light.

I was standing by a creek in the woods south of my apartment complex. I was alternating looking at the stars and at the canopy of trees across the creek bank.

I was looking at the sky and saw a brilliant blue/white flash traveling at a rapid rate of descent in the SSE section of the sky. It flew in a straight line with no noise and the light remained the same brightness, velocity, and direction throughout the flight.

The entire incident took less than 2 seconds. It did not seem like any meteorite that I had ever seen before.