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Occurred : 12/23/2009 21:00 (Entered as : 12/23/09 21:00)
Reported: 12/23/2009 7:37:03 AM 07:37
Posted: 2/14/2010
Location: Grafton, MA
Shape: Circle
Duration:6 seconds
Orange ball shoots across the sky.

I was standing on my back porch with my dog and looking at the stars and watching the treetops sway in the breeze. It was a pretty clear night, there was a crescent moon to the left and stars and dark to the right.

An orange ball appeared out of nowhere above the tree tops - it was bigger than the moon, but it seemed very far away. It was really quiet. I looked at it, trying to figure out what it was. Then - bam! - it took off. It looked like a big cone. It went left - horizontally - across the sky and then disappeared.

I thought maybe it was a comet or something but all the pictures of comets I see online are white/blue - not orange - and this was very orange. It also didn't dissipate, like a shooting star does. And it went horizontal, it did not move DOWN it went ACROSS.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides little contact information. PD))