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Occurred : 5/31/2000 23:50 (Entered as : 05/31/00 23:50)
Reported: 6/6/2000 02:54
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Boston, MA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1 second
At 23:50 EST 5/31/00 I was standing near 95 Summer St. near the corner of Devonshire St. in Downtown Boston, looking southeast down Summer Street, when I saw an object traverse the space where the sky was visible between the buildings. The object had the shape of a comet or large meteorite, with a “head” about 1/2 lunar diameter and a “tail” about 3 lunar diameters in size. It passed at a high rate of speed from right to left, in a generally North or Northeast direction, also moving downward at about a 30 degree angle relative to the horizon. It was visible to me for less than a second. What made it highly unusual to me was its color. It appeared to be a consistant shade of green, perhaps yellow green, bright, almost of a flourescent quality. The surface of both the object and its tail appeared mottled, broken up by dark patches between the green. It had the appearance of something colored by a flourescent pen on an animation gel, with no variation in color aside from the mottled appearance. The mottling and the detail of the object’s tail appeared to be changing slightly as it quickly passed, convincing me it was no reflection. It did appear to be travelling beneath the cloud cover, indicating a fairly low altitude. Under that cloud cover, I had clear visibility well beyond the range of the object, which I would guess to be 1/2 to 1 mile away. This is only the second time I have seen anything like this...my only other sighting was well over 30 years ago, consisting of a group of star-like objects moving in formation, seen by three other witnesses at that time. I have no idea even how to categorize what I saw...Is this one of the “fireball” objects I have heard about? Would be very interested to get feedback on this, even if it is commonplace among your reports. Thank you for your service...it is appreciated. Notes: I would be willing to accept a collect call if you feel it is worth the time. Best time to call would be between 8 AM and 1 PM EST. That would be 5-10 AM PST. Alternatively, I will also answer any email.