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Occurred : 1/31/2004 19:00 (Entered as : 01/31/2004 19:00)
Reported: 1/31/2004 6:50:13 PM 18:50
Posted: 2/12/2004
Location: Hampstead (near Wilmington), NC
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3-5 seconds
FIREBALL LIKE OBJECT (LOOKS LIKE FLARE) Spotted in North Carolina

On Saturday, January 31 at aprox. 7:00 p.m. me and my brother spotted a fireball in the sky. We were playing Playstation when out of the corner of my brother's eye he spots something out the window. I quickly glance over and see a flare-like object falling towards the ground. I didn't think this was a meteor because it was to large to be a meteor that burned in the atmospere (unless this meteor didnt burn up much). This object resembled a flare, but it couldn't have been that either due to flares having a longer light life. This couldn't have been a firework due to it making no sound, I dont think it did anyway. The object was seen just over the tree line less than a quarter mile away. I am 12 years old and due believe in other life-forms but even a skeptical scientist would have a hard time explaaining this. I went outside to check for anything on the ground as this appeared to have landed. I looked with a flashlight and couldn't see anything. In the morning i will check again and post something if i find anything on the ground. As i was writing this i saw a flicker out of my left eye towards the window but i didn't have time to look. This object was orangish-redish in appearance. There are many other houses around also. I will have my camera ready if i see anything again tonight. I will report if I see anything else.