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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/23/2011 05:00 (Entered as : 0723/11 5:00)
Reported: 7/23/2011 5:23:26 PM 17:23
Posted: 8/7/2011
Location: Gainesville, FL
Shape: Flash
Duration: 1 sec
Characteristics: There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
odd asteroid streak

Looking in SE sky, I observed what appeared to be small asteroid race across sky very bright streak.

Oddly, it appeared to hit something, stop, and sparklike streaks reflected backward.

This all happened in probably a 1/2 second.

I've observed 10 or so light streaks through the years which I assume are pea size asteroids burning up, but never did I see a sudden stop and sparklike streaks reflect backward.

No sound was heard.

There was a plane near this streak but did not seem to have any relation.