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Occurred : 9/7/2001 20:45 (Entered as : 09/07/01 2045)
Reported: 9/8/2001 13:09
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Newport News, VA
Shape: Flash
Duration:5 seconds
Bright pinhead flash that grew in size to basketball size and changed colors from white to gaseous green.

I was outside UFO watching while talking on the phone to my friend in NY (the same friend I saw UFO with on 9/3/01) and looking up at the sky. Alot of stars out, moon hadn't risen yet so was getting very dark. While I was listening to her, all of a sudden at about 60 degrees up, I saw this bright white light. At first I thought it was a plane that was close (because of the brilliance) but the white light kept growing to about the size of a baseball. It grew some more but then turned bright gaseous looking green color and swelled up to the size of a basketball at arms length. As I was looking and trying to comprehend what I was seeing, I had an awful feeling that I was watching an atom bomb explode or something, just seeing it grow like it did. All at once, the green light died out and flickered a few times and I THINK I saw a tiny white light in it's place that all of a sudden looked like a star. I was alone and freaked out so that was it for my UFO watching last night. I have only seen something like this once before and that was when a rocket was sent up from nearby Wallops Island, VA that was conducting some kind of chemical test. Barring Wallops Island having sent a rocket up last night, this was definitely something I have never seen before. At least two other aircraft on normal local flight paths were seen right after this flare up.