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Sighting Report
Occurred : 1/7/2002 (Entered as : 1/7/02)
Reported: 1/8/2002 8:55:02 PM 20:55
Posted: 2/25/2003
Location: Houston, TX
Shape: Fireball
I saw it ON THE NEWS-not personally.

This report is about what I saw on the evening news last night 1/7/02. I live in Houston Tx. It appears, several sightings were reported to that local TV station. One couple took a video which showed on the screen. It seemed to be a very erratic fireball of unknown origin.I think it was Channel 13, but I could be wrong. It was exciting and I wish I had more info. for you. I did not see anything myself; just the news.It may be worth checking into it. I don't know what they did with that video.In Houston, we have Channels: 11, i3 and 2. We also have 26 and 39. I guess I could call all of them and find out what they did with that footage. Let me know what you think.

((NUFORC Note: We have looked at the video footage on the station's website, and our first impression is that the object may, in fact, be a contrail behind a high-altitude jet airliner, which is flying away from the witness. However, the quality of the image on the website is not high, so we are uncertain as to what the object was. The erratic nature of the object may be due to the fact that the video camera was not on a tripod, and was moving. PD))