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Occurred : 7/3/2003 23:07 (Entered as : 07/03/03 23:07)
Reported: 7/3/2003 9:32:28 PM 21:32
Posted: 7/16/2003
Location: Ft. Smith, AR
Shape: Triangle
Duration:three to five minutes
triangular shape and fireball in Arkansas

My husband and I were staring up at the night sky looking for fireworks displays, but as we were scanning the sky we happened to look up even farther than the displays of fireworks and into the stars. We happened to notice something unusual at the same time. Traveling towards the southwest was what appeared to be a trianglular pattern of lights headed much more speedily than any airplane in our atmosphere. It had white lights on each panel but red lights illuminating between each panel, but not blinking. It was unlike anything we had ever witnessed before. But astoundingly we also saw it shoot a fireball from behind it as it trailed off towards the southwest. I have never been so excited to see something in my life.

((NUFORC Note: We suspect the witnesses may have observed the triplet of satellites, thought to be part of the U. S. Navy's "NOSS" satellite program. PD))