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Occurred : 7/30/2002 02:00 (Entered as : July, 30 02:00)
Reported: 8/11/2002 12:06:43 AM 00:06
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Shape: Flash
Duration:
Explosion over Cincinnati, Ohio. Possible Meteor. Eyewitness accounts differ.

July, 30th 2002, an object was reported to have "exploded" over the city of Cincinnati and was viewed by people as far away as Franklin County and Indianapolis. The explosion itself lit up areas 20 miles away "like daylight" for a period of one to two seconds.

A Kentucky, Independence man reported in the Kentucky Post that an object, approximately "three-times the size of a 747," entered the atmosphere, exploded over the city and left a "trail of gold that looked like sparklers across the sky." Other observers reported in the same paper that after the explosion an object streaked "west to east at a high rate of speed." Interestingly, after talking to a friend in Minnesota this afternoon, she told me that a similar event had occured in Northern Minnesota at around the same date and time.