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Occurred : 9/30/2005 18:45 (Entered as : 09/30/2005 14:45)
Reported: 10/1/2005 12:50:29 PM 12:50
Posted: 10/11/2005
Location: Reno, NV
Shape: Fireball
Duration:less than a minute
Fireball seen in sky over SE Reno.

Yesterday evening I was heading home. I'd say it was about 6:45 pm, just starting to get dark. I had my 5 year old son in the truck with me. Up in the southeast sky we saw a red fireball falling from the sky. It looked like it was going down right behind Rattlesnake Mountain (for those of you who are familiar with the Reno area.) It looked a lot like a shooting star, the way it moved, with sort of a trailing tail behind it. But it was red.

If I were to hold a coin out at arm's length, it would take a silver dollar to completely block the view of the object. Just to give an idea of the size.

As for a little background on me, I am in my early thirties and I don't have much interest in UFOs at all. My wife told me I should report this.