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Occurred : 9/20/2009 18:00 (Entered as : 09/20/09 18:00)
Reported: 9/21/2009 8:55:39 AM 08:55
Posted: 12/12/2009
Location: Deer Isle, ME
Shape: Light
Duration:2 seconds
Large ball of light, streaking south to north, over Deer Isle, Maine.

We were out on the deck in North Deer Isle, it was still daylight, and I saw a ball of light going from south to north. It was too fast for an aircraft and seemed to arc like it was following the horizon. My guess was it was a meteor but I've been googling this event and no one else seems to have seen it.

I have seen "falling stars" before but this didn't seem to look like that, as it was a larger ball of light and seemed closer than a falling star. I, too, am a skeptic about sightings, and 3 other people were out there with me, but none of them saw it. I was telling a story and stopped, mid sentence, and stared at it as it flew by, but by the time my friends looked up where I was looking it was gone, as it only lasted MAYBE 2 seconds at the most.

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