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Occurred : 12/23/2005 06:45 (Entered as : 12/23/05 06:45)
Reported: 12/23/2005 6:44:36 PM 18:44
Posted: 2/14/2006
Location: Lafayette, LA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 sec
fireball seen in morning then bright light seen in same area later in the day.

On Friday morning at 06:45 I was out side smoking under my garage and something lit up the sky very bright that caught my attention. I looked up to the sky in the SW direction and saw what appeared to be a extremely bright giant (white) fireball decending at a rapid rate of speed towards earth. If i had to guess I looked like it crashed no more than 5 to 10 miles away.

There are trees and houses obstucting view so I couldnt see an impact but im sure it came down. Ive seen meteors that burn up in the atmosphere but this thing came strait down and I did not witness it burn out. There was no sound of crash either. Then later that same day at about 18:30 I was in the same spot and noticed an extremely bright light lingering over that same area. I figured it to be a plane on final appraoch as we have an airport to the east of us. I watched it hover go up,down, and sideways till finally It decended below the tree line. I have had other encounters with such lights and this looked very familiar.