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Occurred : 12/5/1979 22:00 (Entered as : 12-5-79 10:00pm)
Reported: 9/16/1998 01:34
Posted: 2/24/2001
Location: Arkansas (rural), AR
Shape: Fireball
Duration:20:00 minutes
A friend and i were driving on a country road when we saw something very strange.

A friend and i were driving down a country road and he saw a very large ball in the sky. He made a remark that the moon sure does look strange. I then looked up and said the moon is over to the left. I don't know what we were looking at but it was the same size as the moon. It had a yellow red color. I've always wondered what the heck that was we were looking at that night. Some people say it was northern lights but i'm almost sure it wasn't. It was huge and round and looked alot like the moon.

((NUFORC Note: Date may be approximate, although the witness does not indicate that fact. The "northern lights" only extremely rarely are visible as far south as Arkansas, and they generally appear as "sheets" of light, not as an individual clump. PD))