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Sighting Report
Occurred : 23:00 (Entered as : 23:00)
Reported: 7/2/2004 10:28:37 PM 22:28
Posted: 7/8/2004
Location: Playa del Rey, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3-5 seconds
((NUFORC Note: Anonymous report. Same source submits two reports, and fails to indicate date of incident in both cases. Since we have no way to contact the individual, we are unable to confirm the date, or even communicate with the source of the report. PD))

Neon green, long-tailed fireball meteor-looking

This has been bothering me since I saw it, especially since I saw ANOTHER of the same exact thing months later in another location an hour South of the 1st location.

It was simple. I was laying in bed watching tv and in the corner of my eye out the window I saw what I thought was a meteor. I've seen many of these glorious things having played in an LA band and having to drive home at 2 am in the morning many a night. But this was different in that it was neon green as was it's long tail, and the "ball" part was definitely like a round ball in front. This was a few miles from LAX, I don't know if that's important or not.

The second time I saw the same exact thing was when I was exiting from the Irvine Spectrum Mall in Orange County, CA, an hour South of LAX, and again in the corner of my eye going West was what I thought was another beautiful long-tailed meteor. But when I looked directly at it, I saw a few seconds of it clearly and I exclaimed to myself out loud "ANOTHER green fireball thing!!!!" There it was in all it's neon green, long green-tailed glory. WHAT ARE THESE THINGS? Nobody else I tell has ever seen one and I don't want to start sounding like a crazy person.

The date of this was a couple years ago or so. I have a serious "date memory defecit" and my sense of time is completely bad unless i have some date or event to relate it to. I'm sorry I can't be more specific as I truly wish somebody can tell me what these things are so I can have an explanation.


I just wrote about the 2 sightings of the green meteor-type things with the long green tails and I wanted to add something else.

They were low in altitude (definitely lower than any plane would fly) and they were flying straight across in a slight arch. The ball in front was a definite sphere shape and the tail was very green like the ball. Both times they just disappeared. Not sure if a fizzle-out would look the same as it just disappearing, either way it died within eyesight.

Also, the first sighting the green sphere w/ tail was heading away from LAX which making it North or North/East in direction if that means anything as the second sighting was also East with a slight North direction.

The first sighting was very close to the ocean (just blocks away) and the second was a few miles from the shoreline. Again, not sure if this is significant.

But the stand-out characteristics both times was the low altitude, the large sphere that was clearly a round sphere in front, the neon green tint to both the spheres and the long tails behind them.

Thank you.