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Occurred : 10/31/2008 22:00 (Entered as : 10/31/08 22:00)
Reported: 11/1/2008 5:25:29 PM 17:25
Posted: 1/10/2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:8 seconds
Green fireball moving very low across the sky, throwing off sparks like fireworks.

Last night, a friend of mine and I took our sons out Trick or Treating here in Westchester, California, just north of Los Angeles International Airport. We ended up at our local park’s Haunted House, and waited in the car for the kids to go through. We were parked facing North, and as we talked, I noticed a green flash of light streaking low across the sky. At first, I thought I was seeing fireworks, as the color was bright emerald green.

Then I realized it was ball shaped, and looked like a shooting star. Unlike a shooting star though, it seemed much lower in the sky, very close by, like fireworks would have been; and it was moving horizontally through the sky, rather than the falling arc one usually sees with a “shooting star.” There seemed to be some sparks coming off of it also, as if it were burning up in the atmosphere.

Then it just disappeared. My friend did not see this, although she was facing in the same direction.