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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/4/1997 22:00 (Entered as : 070497 22:00)
Reported: 7/8/1997 06:44
Posted: 5/14/2002
Location: Granite City (5min.from St.Louis,MO.), IL
Shape: Light
Duration:3-4 seconds
Summary : A blue-green light moved so fast across the sky I had to turn my head to keep up with it.

On 7/4/97 after lighting off or last fireworks as our last bit of ash fell,another witness and myself saw a blue-green lite move across a large field of view in the sky then disappeard at impossiable speed!! The lite was Tri-shaped with the brightess part beeing the top and bottom. It appeard as if it was sitting with the lights off then turned them on and moved at the same time. It was under the clouds because the lite from it reflected off the clouds like lighting does. It then move so fast in my field of view I had to turn my head to keep up with it. It wasn't moving downward or upward it looked as if it was moving straight across the sky. We ran in to tell my girlfriend and our friend and they were like it's the 4th of July,It was prob. a rocket.. I said No way, then on Tues.7/8/97(today) the friend who didn't believe said she heard about it on the radio this morning that other people saw it.. It's been on the news and someone has a video tape of it that they played. They reported that as many as 200 people called in to report it.. my name is ((name deleted)) I'm 21years old. The other witness was a 14 year old boy named ((name deleted)), another person was outside at the time and they just happend to be looking down and missed it.. I still get goose bumbs,It was amazing!!~~