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Sighting Report
Occurred : 6/15/1989 (Entered as : Summer 89 or 90 Dusk)
Reported: 1/8/1999 02:54
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Kansas City, MO
Shape: Changing
Duration:20 seconds
((NUFORC Note: Date and time are approximate. PD))

Tumbling, white object which appeared to be disintegrating.

I have attached another report which I came across, which is the reason I have submitted this report. I was struck by the amazing similarities between the experiences, right down to the geographic area. In the summer of 1989 or 1990, I don't remember which, I was driving with my then-girlfriend north on State Line, near 89th Street. It was probably no later than seven o clock, because it was very light. She was first to notice what appeared to be a tumbling, white object. It appeared to be disintegrating, but was not throwing off light. It was traveling S-N and seemed to be on a near level path. We were in busy traffic and lost sight of it. My girlfriend noticed it because she thought it was a plane crashing! But there was no report of any crash that day, and I was aware of no one else who witnessed the phenomena. I would have loved to have watched it standing on that road instead of navigating a car through busy traffic at 40 mph! I was amazed how similar this report was to mine, and was especially intrigued by the geographic proximity of the two sightings. I had always chalked it up to a meteor, but the lack of light and the fact no one else seemed to have seen it (it was really spectacular) always puzzled me. Now I don't know what to think! Occurred : 11/30/1997 19:11 (Entered as : 11/30/97 19:11) Reported : 12/1/1997 07:05 Posted : 12/15/1998 Location : Kansas City, MO Shape : I witnessed what was obviously a single object entering the atmosphere. It descended from north to west at a 45 degree angle at about 30 degrees above the horizon. It burned a very bright white and I witnessed sparks flying off of the object. I have witnessed many meteor showers, and while this object was similar it seemed lower in the atmosphere, very large and extremely bright as I was in a brightly lit part of the city.