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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 5/27/2005 23:50 (Entered as : 05/27/2005 23:50)
Reported: 5/27/2005 9:19:30 PM 21:19
Posted: 5/28/2005
Location: Roanoke, VA
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 30 seconds
Brilliant object fades then arches across sky and disappers.

Witnessed extremely bright object moving from south to north approximately 12o'clock high in sky.

The object moved at the speed of an orbiting satellite and was double to triple the size of the largest star in the sky. The object begin to fade and arched eastward, dimenishing in size until it disappered.

The object was very brilliant white when first witnessed. Duration was less than 30 seconds, skies were generally clear with very light clouds. No noise was heard.

Witness is educated professional.