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Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/15/1999 23:50 (Entered as : 08/15/99 23:50)
Reported: 8/19/1999 23:19
Posted: 7/1/2002
Location: Salem, UT
Shape: Other
Duration:3 Seconds
Bluish-green, very bright flash of light toward the southeastern horizon.

Bluish-green, very bright flash of light toward the southeastern horizon. The event lasted about 2-3 seconds and seemed to flicker into a very intense glow and the faded out. I first thought it might be electrical transformer explosion in a town over the mountains from us and dismissed the event.

After listening to the Art Bell program and hearing the reports of an object streaking across the sky over northern New Mexico, the same night we saw the southeastern sky light up, I thought I should report what my wife and I witnessed.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect that this report addresses the event that occurred over western New Mexico at 23:18::10 hrs. (local). However, given that there was an almost equally dramatic event over eastern Nevada at 22:42 hrs. (est.), we cannot be certain which event this witness may have observed. Given that the flash was seen to the southeast of his position, we suspect the former. PD))

((NUFORC Note: For video footage of the event, captured by the Sandia National Laboratory sky camera in Albuquerque, please see the following URL:

http://www.cs.sandia.gov/SEL/apps/energy/meteor.htm

PD))