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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 8/10/2008 21:50 (Entered as : 08/10/08 21:50)
Reported: 8/11/2008 10:05:21 AM 10:05
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Westminster, MD
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 2 seconds
Small Orange Light Observed Traveling South

I was taking out the trash and usually look around at the sky afterwards. I am an amateur astronomer with a good head on my shoulders. I was just about to go inside and was standing on my porch. I happened to be looking eastward and observed an orange object travel at remarkable speed from North to South. At first I thought it to be a meteor but I remembered that it was contained within the clouds as I saw it passing thru them. I thought this to be strange since the clouds were around 1000-2000 feet. That meant to me that it might have been something else. The object was silent and no other aircraft were observed in the area at that time.