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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 3/24/2005 23:58 (Entered as : 03/24/2005 23:58)
Reported: 3/25/2005 4:38:45 AM 04:38
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Napa, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 60 seconds
Characteristics: The object emitted other objects
Hello, Around Thursday 1am. I witnessed a large bright ball of orange red that was traveling in a left to right fashion. It was in the Northern direction about 40 degrees of horizon, and traveling at a slow pace compared to meteors I've witnessed.

Twice I saw small embers fall off the ball and head downward towards earth, and the whole time period might have been between 30 to 60 seconds. It finally disappeared totally above the horizon line from my view.

Have any ideas about what I saw? One of my old teachers said it wasn't a satellite due to wrong aerial positioning, and didn't sound like a launch of some kind.

Thanks....gary wong,napa,ca.