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Occurred : 9/19/2017 20:45 (Entered as : 09/19/17 20:45)
Reported: 9/19/2017 8:08:53 PM 20:08
Posted: 9/21/2017
Location: Monroe, OH
Shape: Fireball
Duration:3-5 seconds
Fireball/Flaring light over Monroe, Ohio.

I have already submitted a report for earlier this month pertaining to an earlier sighting - and I have just had another. Tonight (09 - 19 - 2017) at approximately 8:45 PM EST, I was out in my back yard having a cigarette, when I saw what seemed to me - to be a very slow flaring light or high altitude explosion - orange in color - that began as a pin point of light that suddenly appeared - and then over a period of 1 to 1.5 seconds grew dramatically in brilliance, faded quickly down to a pin point once again - and then moved farther towards the north as it continued to fade until it was no longer visible. the entire incident occurred at a high altitude (stratosphere?) well above the weather deck - maybe between 3000 to 8000 feet? The position of the initial incident was North East, I would say towards northern Warren County Ohio.

The incident duration was about 2.5 seconds. I am not dismissing conventional explanations but it did NOT seem to be a meteor or space junk - as the object moved in a directed manner after flaring and fading - curving its course.

Also - both the flare up and the object's motion seemed too slow for a meteorite. I am submitting sequenced graphics and an animated GIF file to NUFORC.