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Occurred : 2/18/2007 22:00 (Entered as : 02/18/07 22:00)
Reported: 2/20/2007 12:13:08 PM 12:13
Posted: 2/24/2007
Location: Sacramento, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:Short
Bright turquoise light in Sacramento, CA

On the way home from performing a gig, I saw a bright turquoise object drop very fast from the top of my windshield to below the tree line. I was on the east side of the Sacramento river, facing west, having just come off Sutterville road and about turn on Riverside. It appeared to be just on the west side of the river, not quite straight ahead, and it was just a little to the right. My first guess was that it was a meteor, and I looked all over the local news next day for stories of a meteor hitting the ground somewhere in west Sacramento, but there was no story. According to a map of the area, the most probable area of impact was in a place with very few streets, which probably means very few houses. It may have struck and not been noticed, or it may not have hit the ground at all. That is what makes it interesting. It should have struck the ground after it went below the top of the trees. It wound seem unlikely for a meteor to evaporate just a couple of hundred feet before it reaches the ground. They usually do so while still high in the atmosphere. I have seen a few of them do just that. It crossed the entire arc of visibility (to me) in less than a second, and did not fade or slow down as it went, as it would have if it was going straight across the sky from behind me. If it was farther away than west Sac, or moving horizontally at high altitude, it had to be huge, and going at an unimaginable speed. It appeared round, and I estimate its size to be about half the diameter of a dime held at arms length. It appeared a little bit fuzzy, so I can't be more exact than that. These flashes in the sky are interesting, but I have never seen anything I can positively identify as an alien vehicle of any sort. I will watch this site to see if anyone else saw this object.