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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/9/2003 22:00 (Entered as : 07/09/03 2200)
Reported: 7/9/2003 10:10:24 PM 22:10
Posted: 7/16/2003
Location: Gilroy, CA
Shape: Changing
Duration:3-5 seconds
Looked like a huge chunk of something, the size of a small car, seemingly on fire, falling out of the sky at a great rate of speed, like a meteor trailing sparks, fire and smoke. Wasn't sure whether or not it would burn itself out or smash into the ground. Burned out after 3-5 seconds. Never seen anything that dramatic and that size fall out of the sky. Initially thought it was someone shooting fireworks but quickly realized it was much too large to be shot out of someone's backyard.