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Occurred : 9/23/1998 21:10 (Entered as : 9-23-98 21:10 pm)
Reported: 9/24/1998 00:00
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Bayview, WA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:4-5 sec
movement from east to west, travelling appx. 45 degree angle towards the ground

I thought it was fireworks at first, then considered ita meteor because it flared out. Object had a tail, was greenish in the center w/bluish around the green, and white around the outside. I was on I-5 heading south...on the south side of the hills that separate Bellingham from the Skagit Valley. I was going down hill. At first thought it was fireworks because it was close...then it disappeared. Observed against the night sky. It was moving fast. My cell phone was plugged into car cigarette lighter. I had tried to use my cell earlier and it kept shorting out. The cell phone plug light kept switching from red to green. I had tried to make a call and my cell phone would not place the call. I received a message "you have 1 voice mail" when I dialed the number and pressed the send button. I gave up...then I saw this object appx. 30-45 minutes later. I had another person in the car but she did not see the object. She said "I wonder if it was a UFO." At 10:15PM I was listening to Art Bell and realized I was not the only person who saw an object in the night sky. I then decided to report this event.