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Occurred : 8/31/2004 21:10 (Entered as : 08/31/2004 21:10)
Reported: 8/31/2004 6:51:20 PM 18:51
Posted: 9/1/2004
Location: Chillicothe, OH
Shape: Fireball
Duration:20 minutes
Comet-like object that broke up and then dispersed in a large cloud.

I thought that I was looking at a comet in the south-western sky. It was a huge fireball very high up. It kept it's shape for approximately ten minutes. It then appeared to break up and the resulting cloud took a long time to disperse. I called the local Sheriff's department to see if anyone else reported anything but, no one else had. It really did look like something blew up, way up in the sky.

((NUFORC Note: Result of earlier missile launch. Please see:

http://www.spaceflightnow.com/atlas/ac167/040824track.html

http://space.com/spacewatch/mystery_cloud_040901.html

PD))