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Occurred : 10/20/1965 15:00 (Entered as : 10//20 /65 15:00)
Reported: 7/18/2009 5:41:14 PM 17:41
Posted: 8/5/2009
Location: Joppatown, MD
Shape: Fireball
Duration:2 minutes
controled fireball

In the fall, of 1965 or 66, I took a date to a stream in northeast Baltimore county Maryland. The stream is called Winters Run. It is located between Route 7, and Route 1,and about a mile north of Mountain road.

We had parked about an hour before sunset, and near as I can remember we had a clear view of the stream in front of us and the bank on the other side. After some time of smoking, listing to music, and just passing time. I noticed a fireball off to the right. It was in no hurry, and not high in the sky. I told my date to look. It was traveling the same route as the stream east to west. It was throwing out what looked to be sparkles like the kids play with on the 4th of July. I would say it took more than a minute and a half to pass from my right to left. It did not lose any altitude, and just kept traveling towards WVa.

I then left the woods, and stream, and went to a fire station on Mountain Rd., and Route 7, where I reported this as a plane in trouble. They said it was a meteor, and I left it at that.

In the years after, I thought if it had been a meteor the speed would have been greater, and it would be descending. This thing maintained hight and speed over what must have been 40 to 80 miles.

This to me classifies as a U.F.O. Until someone gives me an explanation I can live with. I am not saying it was being piloted by little green men, but it defies the senses. I would like to unravel this if possible, I thought it might be the Kicks burg thing but the path is wrong.

((NUFORC Note: Source indicates that date of sighting is approximate. Report may address the incident that occurred in Kecksburg, PA, on December 09, 1965, given that the object that landed in Pennsylvania may have traveled a circuitous path, before it landed. PD))