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Occurred : 3/28/2001 00:30 (Entered as : 3/28/01 12:30 AM)
Reported: 3/27/2001 22:58
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Beloit, WI
Shape: Fireball
Duration:1 minute
A yellow fireball diving straight down stops for a few seconds, changes color, then goes straight down again.

My friend and I were driving westbound on Interstate 43 into Beloit, WI when we both saw what, at first, we thought was a plane on fire, heading straight for the ground. It was going straight down at an accelerating speed, a few hundred feet in the air, when all of the sudden it slowed down and leveled out-like on a plateau, and headed north for a few seconds before resuming it's path downward at the same speed. It also changed color from an orangish yellow to a bright red. The end of it looked like it had a flame-like tail. We lost it behind some trees on the horizon. We tried to follow it, but didn't see another trace of it.

((NUFORC Note: Source is anonymous. PD))