|Occurred : 9/12/2002 05:00
Reported: 9/12/2002 03:47
Location: Wilmington, NC
|Telephoned report to NUFORC:
The U. S. National Weather Service Office in Wilmington, NC, called to forward a report they had just received from a citizen on the North Carolina coastline.
The witness reported to the NWS office that he had just been witness to a dramatic blue-green fireball passing overhead at high speed from west to east. The witness reported that he thought he might have seen the object strike the water.
((NUFORC Note: We believe the NWS employee reported, also, that the witness had reported to their offices that he heard "thunder" approximately 5 minutes after the sighting. Memory of this aspect of the case is vague, due to the time the report was submitted. PD))
((NUFORC Note: We express our gratitude to the U. S. National Weather Service, Wilmington, NC, for sharing the information with our Center. PD))