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Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/19/1998 12:42 (Entered as : 10/19/98 12:42)
Reported: 10/19/1998 02:40
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Vancouver, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:3-5 seconds
I saw a green phosphorous light in the sky west from Vancouver Washington, and a bit to the south, appearing to drop with a very slight northwestern angle.

I was enjoying some raccoon company from the hot tub. The direction I was facing is southwest. A very bright phosphorous green light attracted my attention as it appeared in the sky southwest of Vancouver, WA and came down to earth quickly in what I think was a northwest direction. The light had a slight northern slant (almost vertical) to it and was visible for three to five seconds.I am not sure whether it just abruptly left my area of vision or whether the treetops obscured my view. The light was a very bright phosphorous green. I don't believe that it was a meteor because of its slow speed. My immediate thought was fireworks but it was too large and didn't go UP in my field of vision because I would have seen that, too.`