|Occurred : 6/7/1999 04:15 (Entered as : 06/07/99 0415)
Reported: 6/19/1999 19:32
Location: Spranger (near, 5 mi. east of Interstate 25), CO
|Saw green fireball descend with white tail. It then disappeared.
I was driving along Highway 64/412 about 5 miles east of Spranger, CO. It was pitch black, and I suddenly noticed a white streak of light off to the right at about 60 degrees above the horizon. I looked like a very bright meteor tail, and I expected it to burn up in the sky as others I have seen do. What was unusual about it was that it was a very bright white streak, and somewhat broader than others I have seen. I watched it as it did not burn up, but instead suddently displayed a bright, almost luminous green ball at the exteme end of it. This was quite amazing. It then suddenly disappeared. It lasted only several seconds, I'd say about 20 seconds or so, going slower than you'd expect from a meteor.