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Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/20/2000 21:00 (Entered as : 3/20/00 21:00)
Reported: 9/27/2000 21:06
Posted: 12/2/2000
Location: Fort Meade, MD
Shape: Fireball
Duration:about 2-3 hrs.
flaming crafts seen over Ft. Meade,MD around march 20th 2000.

I was roller-blading to a friends house and i looked at the sky just in time to see one "fireball" i stopped and watched thinking i was watching a meteor but then i realized that the object was much too close to the ground (about 4,000-6,000) feet up as best as i can tell but as i watched the craft grew dim and appeared to disappear. later that night i was sitting in my friends backyard when i noticed another craft, my friend had a pair of binoculars and i asked him to go get them for me. when he got back there was anywhere from 6-10 "fireballs" in the sky i focused in on one of them and it truly did look like it was on fire it did not look like anything i have ever seen before, after watching the crafts for awhile i was focused in one one imparticular it was slightly larger than the rest(i'm judging about 20-25 ft longer) while i was watching the larger one it slowly dimmed and my friend watching with bare eyes he thought it had disappeared.

Meanwhile i was using the binoculars and the fireball was so dim it looked like a peice of charcoal that was fading out and losing heat but the fireball never actually disappeared it continued flying slowly until it was out of sight. while the whole experiance was going on i had noticed several Awac planes flying around and also some type of smaller fighter planes that appeared to be following the crafts around. My friend and I had dismissed the whole event as some military test flight for some new plane but then i thought to myself...if they were testing a new plane than why were there so many of them? Whatever you people think i definately feel those fireballs i saw that night were far from manmade.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of the event is approximate. PD))