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National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/2/2001 19:30 (Entered as : 10/02/01 19:30)
Reported: 10/3/2001 1:16:51 PM 13:16
Posted: 10/12/2001
Location: Latrobe, PA
Shape: Fireball
Fireball Reported From Various Locations of Pennsylvania

During the evening of 10-02-01, I received reports that fireball sightings were reported from Warren County, PA near the New York line. One witness I interviewed, said that she saw a huge blazing orange ball of fire moving north. During the evening I learned that other similar reports originated from Armstrong and Mercer Counties. I was also told that emergency centers near Youngstown, Ohio received many sighting reports. A resident of Allegheny County, near Pittsburgh, had knowledge that police in that area also received reports of something moving across the sky. I also interviewed a witness from Latrobe, PA in Westmoreland County, who watched a big orange-red ball of fire "as bright as the moon" followed by a glowing tail which tapered off in thickness. I am awaiting additional data concerning this event. I would appreicate being notified of any other fireball or aerial phenomena reported on this night from around the country.

Stan Gordon-Researcher PA UFO/Fortean Hotline 724-838-7768 (24 hr.s)

((NUFORC Note: Our gratitude to Stan Gordon, well-known UFO investigator from the Pittsburgh area, for submitting this report. Please see report from Howell, MI, for 1939 hrs., 02OC01. PD))