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Occurred : 5/5/2004 19:00 (Entered as : 05/05/2004 19:00)
Reported: 5/31/2004 6:03:54 AM 06:03
Posted: 6/4/2004
Location: Safford, AZ
Shape: Fireball
Duration:6 seconds
fireball just above cloud level approached from eastern horizon and disappeared into western horizon

While camping in the desert approx 20 miles east of Safford Az on May 5, 2004, 15 miles down the Hykel road I saw what appeared to be a basketball size fireball approach at just above cloud level from the east. I observed the object approach from the eastern horizon; it flew directly over my head and disappeared into the western horizon all within a matter of 6 seconds. The fireball was distinct glowing red yellow and blue with a red tail that appeared to be about 3 feet long. I'm not a UFO nut or anything and have seen thousands of meteors in the desert sky but never anything like this fireball, it was like something out of a sci fi show.