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Occurred : 10/21/2001 08:30 (Entered as : 10/21/01 08:30)
Reported: 10/22/2001 9:53:11 AM 09:53
Posted: 3/21/2003
Location: Durham, NC
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 min. (my portion)
aprox. 8:40 EST, white flame shape heading fast for ground, turned 90 degree then looked like short white line

It looked like a white flame in the sky moving straight toward and ground. It had no jet trail lines showing the path it had taken. I made a rather sharp (~90 turn) and when it did it no longer looked like a white flame. It was like I was seeing it in profile at this point because it was a line similar to the look of a white trail that jets leave. Yet it was only as long as the width of my finger when I held my finger up to the sky. It was moving very quickly. And then as we were driving the tree line obscured it and I could no longer see where it was going. At first I was afraid it was a bomb or missle yet it did that 90 degree turn. I saw it as about 8:40 eastern standard time. It was a cloudless clear sky.