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Occurred : 11/16/1998 04:45 (Entered as : 11-16-98 0445)
Reported: 11/16/1998 23:31
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Shape: Unknown
Duration:60 secs
A bright Flash of something in the sky leaving a long trail lasting approx. 60 secs. and a long greenish hume to the tail.

I was on my way to work this mornig, 11-16-98 at about 0445 ( I was almost to work and had to start at 0500) when I noticed a bright flash that had seemed to illuminate the entire area. This is what got my attention. the sun was starting to bring some light to the sky but had not come up over the maountain yet. I the caught from the corner of my eye. a streaking object appeared to be ball in shape, and leaving a long tail behind it about 2-3 miles long. this tail and the object had a slight greenish hume to it the trail was very wide, wider than any meteor i've ever seen. But I'm not an expert. The trail continued and the at about 2-3 miles it stopped leaving a trail. the ball object had disappeared and the trail remained for approxiamtely 45-60 secs. The direction of travel for the object was southwest away from the rising sun. I've never seen anything i would consider UFO in Nature and I am very skeptical of it being one but I thought I could at least give you a heads up if this was some thing. Could this have been a prelude meteor for the up coming meteor shower? Thank you for Your time. (Name deleted))