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Occurred : 6/20/2006 21:30 (Entered as : 06/20/2006 21:30)
Reported: 1/2/2007 6:26:45 PM 18:26
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Columbia, MD
Shape: Fireball
Duration:20 seconds
There was a ball of fire moving horizontally across the sky and it was leaving a trail behind it as it moved.

I was driving home from work at approximately 9:30pm. I was approaching a traffic light when something in the sky caught my attention. I figured it was a plane but it was moving horizontally across the sky at a fast pace. It was definately on fire and there was a smoke trail behind it. I was concerned that it might have been a small plane that was on fire but then I realized it didn't make sense because it wasn't falling it was moving in a straight line across the sky. It was hard for me to follow it because I was driving and I didn't want to cause an accident. Nobody else on the road seemed to pay much attention to it. Eventually it became obscured by some trees and I could not see it anymore. I did not hear any sound associated with whatever it was. It never occured to me that it could have been a UFO until I stumbled across this site. I had wanted to read more about the UFO sighting at O'Hare airport. I am still not sure if what I saw was anything other than a shooting star or a comet. I don't think it was a shooting star because this was at least the size of a golf ball maybe a little larger. But I guess it could have been a comet? I have never seen an actual comet before (except in pictures) so I have nothing to compare it to. I really wish that I had been able to watch whatever it was more closely but hindsite is 20/20 I guess.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))