hey kent I have
a sighting to report
Reporter: I was riding with two friends just outside of atlanta on I-20 east and we saw a quickly moving green flare head downward starting at about 15 degrees up and ending at 10
Reporter: it left an orange trail
Reporter: all of this happened within 1 second
Reporter: the object was moving very fast
Reporter: and everything lit up green for a large area
Reporter: I don't know how high up it was because I couldn't tell how far away it was
Reporter: I couldn't see it contact the ground
Reporter: I was thinking that it may have been a plasma burst?
Reporter: I couldn't figure any reason for a green light but an orange trail
BARDSQUILL: When? Time/date?
Reporter: friday night 12/6/02 at 10:58 pm
Reporter: it was just outside the eastern perimeter of atl
BARDSQUILL: which direction was it moving?
Reporter: it appeared to be moving either down with a slight tilt southward, or it was moving southeast
Reporter: the perspective was pretty hard to get
Reporter: it was a clear night
Reporter: no clouds
Reporter: my friend whom we were going to see reported seeing a flash, he said he thought it was lightning
Reporter: but he saw that there were no clouds around
BARDSQUILL: size? Say compared to a quarter held at arm's length
Reporter: a nickel
BARDSQUILL: any details about the shape of the core and the length of the tail?
Reporter: circular or barely oblong
Reporter: not to the point of cigar shape or anything
Reporter: the tail stayed for about 3/4 of a second covering the entire distance that it was visible
BARDSQUILL: have you heard of any power failure or electrical disturbance around below?
Reporter: nothing around where I was
Reporter: but it appeared to be far east of my location
BARDSQUILL: cool, well I think I ought to report this anonymously, find out if anybody else saw it or what it might have been.