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Occurred : 1/25/2007 23:30 (Entered as : 1/25/07 23:30)
Reported: 1/27/2007 2:45:46 PM 14:45
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Houston, TX
Shape: Sphere
Duration:1min
Falling Bluish-White sphere, with yellowish-orange sparks emitting from the back. Then white flash explosion

Around 11:30pm Thursday night, I went outside to take out the trash and walk my dog (live in an apartment complex with a wooded area next to it).

Usually I look up at the night sky when im on my nightly dog walking trip, just in case something happens to fly by. Usually I might catch a shooting star, or an airplane but nothing out of the ordinary.

But this night, it seems I looked up at exactly the right time. When I looked up, a falling spherical object caught my eye. It was a whitish-blue and looked to have yellowish sparks as a kind of "tail." It just kinda appeared mid-air (well out of "thin air" I guess you could say), not very high in the sky.

I tried to follow it to see if it would make contact with the ground, but when it fell behind the treeline of the wooded area next to my apartments (beyond my line of vision, hindered by the trees) there was just a bright white flash, as if it had exploded. There was no sound or anything though.

Not sure what it was...could have been some kind of falling space junk or just a small meteorite.

Unfortunatly I didnt have my digital camera at the time, or else I could have taken a picture.