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Occurred : 3/4/2009 18:00 (Entered as : 3/4/09 18:00)
Reported: 3/4/2009 9:06:30 PM 21:06
Posted: 3/19/2009
Location: Arcata, CA
Shape: Light
Duration:1 second
Bright glowing object falls from Arcata sky, air craft persues.

We were driving out of the Arcata marsh facing north. It lasted one second, maybe less. A bright star appeared in the sky and instantly began falling. It wasnt falling on an angle like a shooting star or meteor, it fell stright down. It was a white blue bright color that didnt change at all as it fell. It had no tail trailing behind it. It looked like a bright dot in the sky, like a falling star, but without the trail. It made no noise, and the color stayed the same as it fell. A plane was in the sky as we were driving; when the object fell the plane changed directions and began to head towards the fallen object. All 3 observers are Humboldt State University students. We all saw it as soon as it appeared as it was the brightest star in the sky.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))