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Occurred : 5/13/2008 23:00 (Entered as : 05/13/08 23:00)
Reported: 5/13/2008 10:20:43 PM 22:20
Posted: 6/12/2008
Location: Wheaton, MD
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3 SECONDS
I was driving East on University Blvd. in Wheaton Md. between Georgia ave. and Viersmill Rd. and saw a fireball with a tail going in a steep arc towards the North West.

The head of the meteor or whatever it was seemed larger than any shooting star I have ever seen. I waited for the Impact sound but there was none.

It actually was big enough to cause a little fear because , if it was far away it may have been quite large. Since there was no sound it may have all burned up or landed so far away that I couldn't hear the impact sound.


ERROR ON PREVIOUS FILING -SAME INCIDENT This is an EDIT to previous report because of an error I made in the direction that I was traveling. I said I was going East which was incorrect.

I actually was TRAVELING WEST on University Blvd. in Wheaton Md towards Bethesda Md. so the Meteor or whatever it was , was probably traveling in an arc between ENE and ESE and NOT Northwest as I previously stated.

When I saw it, the initial point of the FIREBALL was at 75 degrees up from the horizon and arcing downward with a long tail.


((NUFORC Note: I spoke with this witness, and he sounded to be quite serious-minded. I suspect that he is an excellent witness. PD))