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|Viewing Distance||Over One Mile|
|Object Flight Path||Straight-line path|
While sitting outside smoking a cigarette, facing west, I turned my head to look north and saw a large fireball go quickly across the sky from east to west. The time was between 9 PM and 11 PM the sun had just set and there was still some evening glow to the sky. It was at an angle of descent of about 25 to 40 degrees. It was increasing in light intensity and then then blew apart into multiple pieces. It was moving in my estimate 500 to 2,500 MPH. It looked like it was about 2 miles distance to it north of town. From my view in southeast of town, it exploded over north west of town. This took about 2 seconds. It was obviously on fire. It left a long fire and smoke trail behind it which took about 1 minute or so to dissipate. After the explosion some of it continued going straight and burnt up but, some of it fell downward in a cannonball like trajectory. It did not look like any of it remained from burning. My first thought was that a plane just came burning down from the sky and exploded, but after taking a minute to relax I think it was probably a space rock. I later noticed it on the news that a sonic shock wave hit Kokomo and that another report was made to the police of a plane crash. Although, I could see a darker area in the flames it was impossible to tell what was on fire.
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