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National UFO Reporting Center
Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/22/2003 21:00 (Entered as : 10/22/2003 21:00)
Reported: 10/24/2003 7:11:12 PM 19:11
Posted: 10/31/2003
Location: Abingdon, VA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:30 minutes
Fireball reported by numerous persons in rural VA

Numerous individuals observed a fireball come across the mountain range with others hearing a "crash" on the side of the mountain.Numerous law enforcement and fire personnal checked the area with nothing found.There were also numerous reports of the same thing some 20 miles south into TN.It was checked with local airports which reported they picked up nothing on their radar screen.The local newspaper picked up on the story and began making inquiries the next day.It was told to them that it was a meteor shower.