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Old 08-06-2017, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Proxima Centauri
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Unless you are at least 58, you won't remember this.
On April 25, 1966 my friends and I lived in the North Bronx. We were standing in front of my house. I heard something that sounded like a stick that was on fire being waved through the air. I looked up and saw a fireball traveling from South to North. It was belching dark smoke and looked much closer than it was. To this day I thought it was a rogue missile of worse, part of an airplane.

Do your google searches on "The Great Fireball of 1966".

This mystery has been haunting me for 51 years.
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:40 PM
 
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Fireballs are spectacular. I saw one about 12-14 years ago or so. I live in El Paso, TX. It was huge, and traveled across the sky also from south to north. It was in view for what seemed like two or three seconds. I don't remember if it made a noise or not. Count yourself fortunate to have seen one.
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