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Occurred : 9/23/1998 21:10 (Entered as : 09/23/98 21:10)
Reported: 9/24/1998 04:09
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1.5-2 Seconds
Good day: This evening at approximately 9:00pm in Scottsdale Arizona I was driving eastbound on Sheer Blvd. at 110th street, my attention was diverted to the sky at about a 40 degree angle vertically and 30 degrees horizontally. What I saw was what appeared to me as a shooting star, the object resembled a shot from a roman candle that was what I judge as about 10 times that in diameter. It appeared at the area that I described and traveled at a high rate of speed in a strait line towards the horizon and appeared to be traveling in a descending northwesterly direction. This lasted about 1.5 seconds and the object disappeared at about 10 degrees above the horizon. The object did appear to have a slight bluish or greenish tint and was quite bright. The tail seemed to have the same property of a comet as best as I can describe. The object though appeared to be at a great distance from my location, but still appeared proportionaly large from my perspective. I thought this interesting, mentioned it to my girlfriend who was riding with me. She had not observed it. I thought nothing more of this until listening to The Art Bell show this morning at 3 am, and heard the reports from Seattle from Mr. Peter Davenport. I felt compelled to report this in some manner. Observer is a 32 year old profesional non-drinking single male