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Occurred : 8/15/1957 21:30
Reported: 12/22/2001 11:46:59 PM 23:46
Posted: 3/4/2003
Location: Auburn, MA
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this all took place in 1956 or 57. i was 10 or 11 yrs old. it was a warm august night,about 9:30 pm. my friend an i were walking home from dance lessons @ the church.we were almost home, when i noticed a faintly glowing ball of light,in one of our neiborghs yard.it was about the size of a softball, & was purplish,yellow,& greenish.we watched it for about 15 sec. and i began to walk towards it, it inturn, moved in my direction,i came to a stop when it did.it wondered over a small flower garden for about 30 sec, then cotinued to wonder out to the street.it took a left turn,where the driveway met the road. i then began to follow it again.it seemed to grow to just under the size of a basket ball. it moved up the street as though it had eyes.the faster i moved, the faster it move. a couple came out their front door, & yelled @ me that i was crazy, & to get away from that thing. we all stood in the street,& watched the glowing light,move up the street,& disapear into bonzies woods. it was only about 1 min. later, that there was a very larg explosion.the state police, and the attleborgh bomb squad showed up, they said it must have been ball lightning.this took place in auburn massachusetts.

((NUFORC Note: Time and date are approximate. We have assigned an arbitrary date in August 1957. PD))