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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/24/2002 00:30 (Entered as : 7/24/02 24:30)
Reported: 7/30/2002 5:00:06 PM 17:00
Posted: 8/16/2002
Location: Albany, NY
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 5-10 seconds
An incredible bright white orb sped past at an anormous rate heading east.

Lying down on my couch, I happened to look out my tiny window at exactly 12:30AM and saw an extremely bright white (ball, orb?) object. It flew by at an incredible speed and pretty low in the sky.

My husband and I jumped in our car, and went into the direction it was headed, which was east in the northern sky. We drove across the Hudson River and drove another 10-15 miles.

We saw nothing. I thought perhaps it came down seeing it was so low in the sky.

My intial thought was it was a fire cracker of some sort.....then when that didn't make any sense I thought maybe a meteor. I contacted my local Albany news affliates to see whether anything was reported the next day.