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Occurred : 1/8/2007 23:45 (Entered as : 01/08/07 23:45)
Reported: 1/10/2007 3:17:55 PM 15:17
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Hampden, ME
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 min
I was driving home when I saw a bright, yellowish, orange orb in the night sky. The object moved at a slow rate and hovered

I was driving home when I saw a bright orb in the sky. It resembled a star or planet however it was a little bigger. It had a very bright yellowish/orange glow which gave it an oval like shape.

At first I thought it might be a plane with its bright landing lights or a helicopter with a spotlight or something. The object then appeared to drop in altitude towards the ground but not at a fast rate. It actually was moving at a slower rate than an airplane typically seems to travel.

At first, when it began to drop in altitude, I thought a plane or something was on fire and falling towards the Earth due to the intense brightness. It then leveled off just above the treeline.

All this happened while I was driving.

I pulled into my driveway and got out of my car to see if I could hear a plane or helicopter, but I heard nothing. I ran inside to call my girlfriend to tell her about what I saw.

I went back outside and could see the glow just through the top of the tree line. It appeared to be hovering.

I went back inside to get my camera but the battery was dead. I then went outside one last time, but it was gone.