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Occurred : 3/15/1973 05:00 (Entered as : 03/15/73 5:00)
Reported: 8/14/2013 2:45:26 PM 14:45
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: Inkster, MI
Shape: Fireball
Duration:5 minutes
I watched a ball of fire, as it flew at a sustained altitude, across the sky going east to west

In 5th grade we were told a comet would pass earth at around 5am.

As a kid who wanted to be an astronaut, I had to see it for myself. I set my alarm to go watch the comet.

When I got outside I saw a ball of fire passing across the sky and though it was the comet. The size of the object was about the size of a pencil eraser held at an extended arm length away. I watched as it passed by.

The object was not falling but holding a straight course going from east to west at a sustained altitude.

As an 11yr old kid I had no real idea what a comet was other then knowing it flew in space. But it definitely was a Ball of Fire passing at an altitude of roughly 3000 feet high. It should have been seen going past or over Detroit Metro Airport.

((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))