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Occurred : 12/7/2012 00:45 (Entered as : 12/07/12 0:45)
Reported: 12/8/2012 2:00:14 PM 14:00
Posted: 12/20/2012
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 seconds
>* Fast moving yellow/green glowing fire ball with comet trail in Colorado Springs, "lands" at Air Force Academy

Approx 12:45am Friday, December 07, 2012 My daughter and I were driving northbound on the 1-25 Freeway last night at about 12:45am. Right as we reached the Woodmen exit I saw something out of the corner of my eye that attracted my attention. My daughter was driving so i was able to stare at this until it disappeared. Up and to the left of our car I saw a very fast moving bright green/yellow ball of light that had a green trail like a commit. I’ve seen "falling stars" before and it looked a lot like that in that it got bigger and brighter until it "disappeared" only it was bright green and it wasn’t way up in the sky. It was very low. I know this wasn’t an optical illusion because I could see the outline of the mountain and it was definitely below the mountain line, in front of the mountain, and was parallel to the freeway at that point. I immediately stared at it as it passed our car like we were standing still. (we were traveling at about 75mph at the time). It came down at about a 30° angle then it disappe! ared out of my view. It looked to me like it would have been pretty much right above Falcon Stadium at the Air Force Academy when it "disappeared." At that point I can’t tell if it landed or it actually disappeared... it was low enough at that point that it was behind trees & buildings and I just couldn’t see it anymore. This thing was completely silent. I’ll tell ya what, it freaked me out. I’ve never seen anything like that before.

I tried my best to recreate what I saw with a paintshop program. Keep in mind this is a daytime google image I’m trying to make look like midnight, but the overall effect is very close to what I saw. See image here:

((NUFORC Note: Witness submitted a nice illustration, which we have posted to the NUFORC homepage. PD))