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Occurred : 8/12/2013 19:00 (Entered as : 081213 19:00)
Reported: 8/19/2013 3:47:38 PM 15:47
Posted: 8/30/2013
Location: Vicksburg, MI
Shape: Fireball
Duration:second
Streak of light heading up at a 60d angle. It looked just like a meteor, but going up, not coming down.

I was talking on the phone with my nephew when I was looking out the window to the South West. I saw what I would describe as a reverse meteor. It went up from the ground at about 50-60d angle at 2-3 times the speed of a meteor. If it were coming down, I would have said it was a meteor, but to go up on an angle!!?? Now there was a storm heading our way, but I know the difference between lighting and a streak heading into the upper atmosphere. I would say it looked similar to the way fireworks would go up, but many, many times faster. It went as far as I could see in a flash.

If it weren’t for a darker grey sky in the background with the storm coming, it probably would have never been noticed.