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Occurred : 9/22/2005 19:30 (Entered as : 09/22/2005 19:15)
Reported: 9/22/2005 8:45:23 PM 20:45
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Surprise, AZ
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3 minutes
Comet like light seen in the western sky near Surprise, Arizona

We saw a bright but small light travelling from north to south in the western sky. There was a light orange trail of light behind the object that did a series of switchbacks going towards the south but staying at the same height. In front of this meandering was a birght white light that was slowly moving upwards and leaving a trail of light behind it like a comet. The trail of light exteneded from the switchbacks upwards. Then the trail of light stopped and the bright light kept moving upwards and it looked like a haze shaped like a cone was behind the light. Then all at once, it disappeared. The meandering switchbacks of light stayed in the sky for at least 7 minutes after the bright light disappeared. We drove west trying to see where the light was coming from and it looked to me like the trail of light started behing the White Tank Mountains.