|Occurred : 12/5/1998 03:00 (Entered as : 12/05/98 03:00)
Reported: 12/8/1998 02:24
Location: Atlanta, GA
|Atlanta "meteor" fireball, December 5th 1998, approx. 03:00am Image computer recreation of event mailed to 'images site'.
TIME & PLACE: The event happened Saturday morning approx. 3:00am December 5th 1998. Did not have a watch at the time, but estimates that to be the correct time span. Came home from work and had just parked my car. As I walked toward the apartment I saw this bright light coming from ABOVE TOWARD THE GROUND. This event took place South-West (correction) from MY location in the North-Eastern Buckhead area which is about 6 miles north-north-east of downtown Atlanta. LIGHT & SOUND: The object was glowing red, and as it streaked toward the ground the tail seemed to ignite. The colors of the tail that followed were bright neon blue at its core, and toward the yellow and red spectrum closer to the edges of the fire/"explosion". The tail seemed to ignite after the object had passed through the same space, and remained glowing in the sky for about 1 to 1.5 seconds after the main object crashed all the way toward the ground. The object itself was glowing bright red. I estimate the brightness to be one large sized unit of exploding fireworks. Maybe even somewhat brighter. I heard no sound (contrary to what others witnessed two days later Sunday night with another fireball). There was no streetnoise otherwise in the area. SIZE: The size of the red glowing object was no larger than 1/16 of a full moon, and the streak was approx. 12 inches in length from the edge of my hand when outstreched in front of me.((Name deleted))