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Occurred : 9/30/2000 20:00 (Entered as : 9/30/00 20:00)
Reported: 10/12/2000 14:15
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 seconds
Large blue/white flamed object falling to Earth in the Eastern sky above Phoenix.

This large object traveled East to West in the Southern sky above Phoenix. Falling at a very fast speed at an angle that made us believe this was an asteroid or satellite falling through the atmosphere. We did not think this object to be anything but a natural occurance. The object was very large with a tail of flames, blue and white, with the blue color around the flames tail. The flame tail expired as it crossed lower into the Western sky. Again, this path convinced me it was a large object crashing throuth the atmosphere. I waited to hear a sound when I thought it would have landed, but there was none. I accessed your web site after I found no mention of this incident in the local newspaper or televised news reports. I wanted to confirm the identity of our sighting and was suprised to find there is no "official" word on it's identity. The size & brightness of the object made me assume everyone out of doors that night had seen it. This had to be a large object that hit Earth, possibly somewhere in the desert between Phoenix & California.