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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 12/8/2006 19:30 (Entered as : 12/08/06 19:30)
Reported: 12/18/2006 8:34:38 AM 08:34
Posted: 2/1/2007
Location: Columbia, MO
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 2 seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail, The object emitted other objects
bright meteor

Saw a spectacular meteor while waiting at the Worley intersection, facing north on Stadium Blvd. I saw a flash in the sky, through my windshield, which caused me look out the drivers side window. I witnesed what looked like a meteor, with a "spark trail" traveling west somewhere north of Interstate 70. This is a very busy and bright area of town with several shopping centers, so the light had to be intense to see this object. I did look down at the clock, to check the time, after this occured.

Was not going to report because I'm certain that it was a meteor. Decided to report when I saw the recent updates from Ottawa, IL and Pittsburg & St. Ann, MO from the same day/time describing this event. To give some perspective of the size/intensity, the witness in Pittsburg, MO would have been approx. 90 miles SSW of my sighting.

((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))