|Occurred : 1/19/1999 19:05 (Entered as : 01/19/99 19:05)
Reported: 1/19/1999 21:05
Location: Provo, UT
Duration:1 - 2 seconds
|Observed bright phosphorescent greenish tinted object fall in downward direction behind Maple Mountain which is east of Provo, Utah. General direction from view point was south east-east. Object size appeared larger than brighest planet or star. Size closely approximate to @ 1/16" B-B held between thumb and index finger at arms length. Duration of event was less than 2 seconds. I listened for possible impact explosion type noise to get idea of distance but did not hear any impact explosion sound. The object was probably a shooting star or meteorite, - not anything that could be construed as a UFO.
Object probably a "falling star". Color was bright phosphorescent greenish. Like the brightness of an electric arc only with a greenish tint instead of a bluish tint. Observer is 51 years old, a college graduate in 1972. Worked as a welder for 8 years. Currently works as a non-destructive testing engineer.