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Occurred : 7/22/1997 11:45 (Entered as : 07/22/97 11:45)
Reported: 7/22/1997 21:45
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Tequesta, FL
Shape: Fireball
Summary : Saw object resembling firework flare streaking across sky. First thought: shooting star but much too large for placement in sky.

Saw very bright flare-shaped light in sky. Very like flare from a firework. Then, realized it was way too large for how far up in the sky it was to be any flare. Then, thought it was like a shooting star. Again, too intense, too colorful (yellow/orange) and did not have trajectory I have seen with real shooting stars. It also stayed in the sky longer than shooting stars. The flare shape elongated to almost a line, still quite colorful and bright, and it was covered by cloud formation. When it emerged (15 seconds approx) later, it seemed to be a single light! Small! No sound (although I have no idea if sound could be heard because I don't know how to really estimate how far away it was). Then, it rather slowly continued east and went behind another very thin formation of cloud coverage. I never saw it again! The sky was clear except for this very thin cloud formation. I fully expected to be able to see it "on the other side."