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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/28/2003 21:00 (Entered as : 07/29/03 21:00 ~)
Reported: 7/29/2003 10:36:26 PM 22:36
Posted: 8/1/2003
Location: Houston, TX
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 5 seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail, There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
Orange fireball w/green glow & trail low in sky no noise

I was visiting my father's home in the Heights in Houston, TX and was outside walking my dog around 9pm (7/29). I saw a rather large bright orange fireball with bright green surrounding it with a long green trail streaking across the sky from east to west. No noise at all. Very fast, but seemed to be low in the sky - large object. My sister was with me and by the time I yelled at her to look up, it was gone. Within the minute, we saw a large plane (didn't look like a passenger jet plane at all) with more lights than 'normal' travel in the same direction as the object. Then the plane circled back as if in search (?). Very strange - I have never seen anything like this. I have seen meteor showers - (small, white streaks, high up), and the space shuttle entering the atmosphere....comets....but nothing EVER like this! I am a college graduate (BS in CS) and now own my own business. I hope someone will report this! Other people in Houston had to have seen it. I cannot find anything in local news or on the internet.

((NUFORC Note: Based on other reports of the same event, we suspect the correct date for this event may be July 28. We have amended the date above, and will attempt to confirm the date with the witness. PD))

((NUFORC Note: One of several reports of apparently the same event seen over Texas. It is interesting that the event has not been reported from surrounding states, given that a bright meteor can be seen for hundreds of miles around. PD))