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Occurred : 10/18/2003 21:40 (Entered as : 10/18/2003 21:40)
Reported: 10/22/2003 11:48:04 AM 11:48
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Kansas City, MO
Shape: Fireball
Duration:less than 20 seconds
Shooting stars that changed direction.

I was sitting in my hot tub looking up at the stars and relaxing. I saw what I first thought to be shooting star come slowly into sight, moving quickly from slightly SW to slightly NE. It was visible long enough for me to think "Oh, shooting star, cool....look at it go" and then it slowly vanished. I had enough time to think "That was cool..." when an object came into sight at about the same rate but moving from NW to SE. It immediately struck me that this quite likely could be the same object but with a changed vector of about 45 degrees. It quickly disappeared from view. I sat and contemplated this for a bit and had decided a shooting star could hit the earth's atmoshphere and change directions when a 3rd object appeared moving from the North to the South but this object appeared to make 4 S curves before disappearing. At this point I checked the time with it being 21:45.

There were no aircraft in the area, nor did I spot any satellites.