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Occurred : 5/16/2004 21:30 (Entered as : 05/16/2004 21:30)
Reported: 5/18/2004 10:09:35 AM 10:09
Posted: 6/4/2004
Location: Tucson, AZ
Shape: Sphere
Duration:5 seconds
Bright Sphere Falls Towards Horizon, then Moves Horizontally across Tucson Night Sky, May 16th, 2004

My partner and I were relaxing on our deck in Tucson, Arizona at around 9:30 or so on Sunday evening May 16, 2004. We are accustomed to seeing falling stars and other night-time sky activity (i.e. planes, military aircraft, etc.), especially since we have a deck that has 100% unobstructed sky views. Suddenly, we became aware of a bright, round sphere which appeared to fall very rapidly towards the earth and we thought it was just the hugest, roundest, brightest falling star we had ever seen...perhaps even some type of meteor. But then, as the light came closer to the horizon it moved sideways - truly one of the oddest sights either of us have ever seen. Did anyone else see it - or can anyone else out there collaborate this story? We didn't BOTH just imagine it.