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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/1/2000 20:00 (Entered as : 03/01/00 20:00)
Reported: 3/2/2000 09:42
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Venice, FL
Shape: Fireball
Duration:4 seconds
The witness was traveling on I075 north from Venice when he saw a fireball that was 1/2 the size of an aspirin at arms length and it was 45 degrees above the horizon. It was traveling south to north and was visible for approx. 3-4 seconds when it finally disappeared over the horizon. He did not experience any electrical problems and his car continued to operate at all time. His parents were in the car and witnessed the event also.

At the witness was driving he noticed this orange fireball passing and thought he also saw a small trail, which at arm's length, was approx. two inches long. The object continued across the sky at an extremely rapid speed, but he had enough time to call to his parents to look at it. They both saw the fireball and described it in the same manner. It did not change its path. They were traveling north on I-75 past Venice, going towards Sarasota County from Charlotte County when they saw it traveling from the south to the north, disappearing over the horizon. They were not affected physically from the experience nor did they notice any electro-magnetic disturbances.