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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/15/2008 20:00 (Entered as : 07/15/08 20:00)
Reported: 7/15/2008 8:22:55 PM 20:22
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Long Beach, CA
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 15 seconds
Characteristics: There were lights on the object, The object left a trail
Long Beach California red/purple/pink fireball falling from the sky for about 15-20 seconds

A red/purple/pinkish round fireball object falling straight down from the sky with a lot of smoke trailing after it. I expected to hear a crash but I didn't. I also am expecting something on the news, but I've seen nothing yet. This happened in the middle of the city, a very large city, so I am sure there will be a report(s) from others. I am not into UFO's, have never seen one. No idea what this was. I thought it may be a helicopter crashing or something or a meteor. I live on the fourth floor of a building downtown and saw several people on the ground also watching it.