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Occurred : 8/8/2009 21:15 (Entered as : 08/08/09 21:15)
Reported: 8/8/2009 8:57:17 PM 20:57
Posted: 8/27/2009
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3 to4 min
Fire In Sky-- Baton Rouge, LA

Response to below (08/09/09) Baton Rouge, LA We saw the exact same thing that the post below describes. At first, I thought it to be a meteor shower/falling fire. I was turning left in my car and lost sight of the sighting. I immediately turned my car around in order to track what was going on. Once visible again, it seemed the objects fell rapidly but quickly aligned. However, at some point the lights quickly disappeared with one moving quickly to the West. Don’t believe in UFO’s. Any rationale explanation out there? Occurred : 8/9/2008 22:00 (Entered as : 08/09/08 22:00)Reported: 8/11/2008 1:02:13 PM 13:02Posted: 8/12/2008Location: Baton Rouge, LAShape: FireballDuration:3 Minutes Fire in the sky*Aware of the meteor shower, I was outside in my friends front yard facing east and noticed what appeared to be a very large meteorite. It was inclining at a very slow speed. After about 30 seconds of it's presence, I ran into the house and got everyone outside to view what I was seeing. Moments later it started declining, and resembled a plane on fire going down. It split into 4 pieces which appeared the same size, and the fire disappeared. You could see dim red lights which led us to believe that an airplane had exploded. A few seconds later, the remaining pieces flared back up and started weaving in and out of each other in a horizontal fashion. They slowly dropped towards the skyline, but the whole sighting lasted about 3.5 - 4 minutes. We all came to the conclusion that it was not an airplane, and from my experience in astronomy, definitely not a meteorite.