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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 4/8/2023 21:25 (Entered as : 04/08/2023 9:25 PM)
Reported: 4/9/2023 8:37:07 PM 20:37
Posted: 5/19/2023
Location: Ballwin, MO
Shape: Fireball
Duration: 3-5 seconds
Characteristics: The object left a trail
Continuous fireball almost like a Roman candle, resembled a comet but definitely wasn’t a “shooting star.”

Sighting was around 9:30 PM CST. My friend and I both saw a large fireball shoot across the sky. I was facing Northeast and the object traveled from my right to my left, then disappeared. It was an incredible bright white and left a solid white tail behind the initial light source that faded rather quickly. At first we thought it was a Roman candle type firework but then realized it was too large and intense as well as too high in the atmosphere to be a firework. The closest thing that I’ve personally witnessed that I could compare it to would be the Hale-Bopp Comet, but I haven’t been able to find any reports of meteor activity in my area.