|Occurred : 10/4/1998 21:00 (Entered as : 10/04/98 2100)
Reported: 10/6/1998 08:00
Location: Charleston, SC
|streaking blue/green fireball lit up sky. fireball going east to west and appeared to disintergrate after 3-4 seconds
I am vice pres. of a real estate mgt company here in charleston and was walking on the Isle of Palms beach at approximately 2100 hours on sunday, october 4. Very , very suddenly the sky lit up extremely bright. I looked up thinking someone had launched a fireworks rocket and saw a streaking object that appeared to be a "giant" meteor racing across the sky from the ocean (east) towards the land (west to northwest). It appeared to have a large head with an extremely long tail that was glowing a blue-green color. although the sky was already well lit from the full moon, the brilliance was magnificent. It was over in a few seconds. Many witnesses walking on the beach that night yelled at me and we all were in a state of awe.