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Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/1/1996 23:00 (Entered as : 04/01/96 23:00)
Reported: 4/27/2000 19:35
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Anamosa/Cedar Rapids (between), IA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2-3 minutes
I was delivering a pizza to a house out of town. I was returning towards a gravel rode from a suburb. I came to the end of the drive and was on a upward slant. As I was stopped I was facing slightly upward to the sky. I saw a giant fireball over Cedar Rapids. It was really bright and I was in the country off of Highway 151. I never heard any more about it. I was only 18 at the time. I told my friend and they said they had seen ufo's in the sky too. They didn't say fireballs though.

I was delivering a pizza to a house out of town. I was returning towards a gravel rode from a suburb. I came to the end of the drive and was on a upward slant. As I was stopped I was facing slightly upward to the sky. I saw a giant fireball over Cedar Rapids. It was about was about a mile in diameter to my estimation. It was really bright and I was in the country off of Highway 151. It had to be about 30 miles away from me. It fell to the ground where I couldn't see it anymore. I sat there for a while and pondered what I had seen. I never heard any more about it. I saw nothing on the news. I was only 18 at the time. I told my friend and they said they had seen ufo's in the sky too. They didn't say fireballs though.

((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))