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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/31/2008 23:00 (Entered as : 07/31/2008 23:00)
Reported: 8/5/2008 1:31:17 PM 13:31
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Overland Park, KS
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 1 second
Larger then meteor, faster then would be at such close distance sighting.

looking down at grass from balcony, a flash of light as almost some one took a picture above me, I look up and see a bright light shoot down for a small section of the night sky.

Very Quick very narrow light stream SE to NW direction.

Did research, Metior Showers are seen from north to south trajectory around the month of August, this was traveling in the opposite direction. Also an object that size would be traveling much slower if in the burning in faze entering the earth atmosphere would of done it much further away and much slower.

What i saw made a very bight light almost as an explosion to enter atmosphere or to pick up speed. was visible by the light emitted from it for a second if that and then diminish.

I cant say that it was not an meteor, but from all that i have read on them, they move much slower, unless they are very close to when they are faster but no were near the size of what i saw.

Any one else in the are happen to see it as well. let us know.