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Occurred : 7/31/2001 23:15 (Entered as : 7/31/2001 23:15)
Reported: 8/1/2001 19:26
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Madison, WI
Shape: Light
Duration:5 seconds
Spherical greenish-white glowing light in the sky moving very fast to the North/Northeast

At 23:15 on 7/31/2001, I was going home from work, driving East on Madison's West Beltline Highway near Gammon Road. I saw a very bright, spherical greenish-white light appear in the sky from my driver's side window. The window was totally rolled down so it could not have been a reflection. The spherical light was very bright with a kind of glow or aura around it and not pure white but instead greenish-white. The light was steady with no other flashing lights visible. When I first noticed it, it was about the relative size of my thumbnail held out at arm's length and got smaller as it moved very fast to the North/Northeast. I saw it for about 5 seconds before it went out of view on the horizon. There was no visible trail like a meteor has and it seemed closer in the sky more like the height of a passenger jet. It seemed to be moving in a straight line from directly over my truck towards the North/Northeast horizon. It seemed to be moving faster than a jet. I did not hear any noise or sonic boom over the sound of my moving truck as it went by. The sky was clear and dark with stars visible.

((NUFORC Note: We spoke with this witness, and his wife, at length via telephone, and they both appear to be very good witnesses, and quite credible with regard to what they report here. PD))