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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/15/1999 22:30 (Entered as : 08/15/99 22:30)
Reported: 8/29/1999 19:14
Posted: 8/30/1999
Location: Lake Powell, UT
Shape: Fireball
Duration: several seconds
Characteristics: The object emitted beams
A bright orange/red fireball fell to the horizon line from an uncommonly bright lighting of the sky.

I was sitting by the campfire in Lake Powell, Utah, when an incredible illuminating of the sky occured. My friend and I stopped our conversation to look towards the east to see an amazing light illuminating the clouds and the entire perimeter of the sky. It was so incredible it made me think of the "Second Coming of Christ"!

After a few seconds of the brignt light, an orange/red fireball fell to the horizon line. I waited for it to hit the earth and to feel the impact but there was nothing. It was so close it must have hit somewhere.

Of course I immediately thought it must be a meteor but what was unusual was that the "tail" PRECEDED the fireball to the ground instead of following it.

Other campers next to us were commenting on the event: "did you see that, look at that" etc. The next morning I talked to them and asked what they saw and they comfirmed what I had seen.

I was very relieved to hear Mr. Davenport on Art Bell's show Aug. 26, 1999. I had been trying to find our some information on this event and had been unsuccessful until then.

It was so amazing I knew others must have witnessed this event.

I have never seen anything like it in my life. It was so brilliant it was like a nuclear blast.

((NUFORC Note: The time of the first major flash, emanating from approximately 60-80 miles west of