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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/18/2001 21:40
Reported: 7/22/2001 17:07
Posted: 8/5/2001
Location: Harbor City, CA
Shape:
Duration:5-10 seconds
Telephoned Report: A man called from Harbor City, CA, to report having witnessed a very peculiar red-colored fireball streak across the sky at very high (angular) velocity. It moved from almost directly overhead his location in Harbor City, CA, near San Pedro Harbor, to behind some nearby trees in approximately 5-10 seconds. He estimated that the object covered not less than 45 degrees of arc, viewed from his vantage point on the ground, in that amount of time.

Witness is octagenarian, who spent many decades in the aerospace industry in southern California. He was tasked with many interesting projects and positions of responsibility during his working career, he intimates. He appears to us to be an excellent observer, and a very credible witness.

((NUFORC Note: If anyone else may have been witness to this event, we would welcome additional reports. This incident appears to us to have been quite interesting, and we have no adequate explanation for it. PD))