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Occurred : 10/3/1999 22:00 (Entered as : 10/03/99 22:00)
Reported: 10/4/1999 04:38
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Trail, OR
Shape: Fireball
Duration:seconds
Bluish fireball lighting entire area, falling at treetop level.

While sitting in pickup bed, clear evening, mountain/wilderness area, watching stars in night sky, saw lightning-type flashes drawing attention to basketball sized bluish fireball at treetop level falling toward ground. Appeared to be only 1 to 2 thousand feet from pickup location. Assumed it 'burned out' as it suddenly disappeared or lost flame/fire. (acted the way a flare shot up would appear and then fall to earth) 2nd witness : facing away from object, suddenly flash of light illuminated entire area enough to see landscape, as if several lightning strikes without any sound. ( strobe effect )