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Occurred : 12/22/2017 18:40 (Entered as : 12/22/17 18:40)
Reported: 12/22/2017 7:16:22 PM 19:16
Posted: 1/18/2018
Location: Dragoon, AZ
Shape: Other
Duration:3 minutes
low flying object on a straight southern trajectory with a heavy glowing trail coming out of a large, low, brightly glowing 'cloud'

Driving on Hwy 191 S. nearing the turn off to Dragoon Rd.,We saw a rocket type object flying fairly low in an otherwise dark sky. It appeared as a bright dot with a huge glow arching above, below and behind it as it travelled South in a straight trajectory. It had a heavy tail that glowed brightly and led back to a bright cloud formation well to the North. It passed behind the Dragoon mountains and out of view but we continued to see the glow above the mountains as it progressed. I have photos, though they don't represent how bright it was, and they also show 2 additional bright lights alongside it that we didn't see. Perhaps it was a rocket? We are not knowledgeable with that kind of thing. Still, I'd like to know.

((NUFORC Note: Sighting of missile launch. PD))