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Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/1/1998 01:30 (Entered as : 11/1/98 1:30)
Reported: 11/6/1998 09:08
Posted: 11/19/1998
Location: Big Rapids, MI
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1 minute
A green fireball appeared suddenly and lit the ground all around the neighborhood, scaring my son and our dogs, then disappeared.

My 20-year-old son was walking the dogs at 1:30 AM before retiring when the ground in our residential neighborhood took on an eerie green glow. The dogs stopped and began to fuss. He looked up and saw a low-flying, moving "fireball with a long tail." He held his arms out in front of him and said the tail, at arm's length, was about 9-10 inches long behind it. He said it was silent and so odd that he came immediately home. He won't say anything more about it other than the dogs were frightened.