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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/11/2005 23:15 (Entered as : 04/11/2005 23:15)
Reported: 4/11/2005 11:06:47 PM 23:06
Posted: 4/16/2005
Location: Austin, AR
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 2-3 seconds
The meteorite flashed brightly, then streaked across the sky for 2-3 seconds before going dark.

Tonight on my way into work, about 2315 (11:15pm) CDST, I saw a meteorite streak across the sky about the Austin, Arkansas area above Highway 67/167, heading West. It was very, very low (about 150 - 200 yards from the ground) and for a split second, I thought it was a plane-until I saw it's streaking "tail" and how fast it was traveling--it was definitely no higher than the C-130s from Little Rock AFB fly during their normal training patterns.

The object was heading from East to West and it caught my eye because it seemed that there was a bright flash, then it streaked for about 2-3 seconds, then the light disappeared. I didnít hear any sound, as I was listening to the radio at the time. As far as brightness, at first I thought it was a low-flying plane, so it was pretty bright. As far as how big, Iíve no idea. Iíd say that it was only ((NUFORC Note: Text stops. PD))