|Occurred : 11/16/1999 19:00 (Entered as : 11/16/99 19:00)
Reported: 11/16/1999 22:55
Location: New Philidelphia (South of, I-77 NB near MM77 ), OH
|Large long orangish translucent object with 4-6 bright round whitish objects nearly equal spaced across the length.
I was northbound on I-77 near milemarker 77 just south of New Philadelphia, Ohio in Tuscarawas county at approximately 19:00 EST +/- 5 minutes when I saw a very large and long object cross the sky in front of me from west to east at approximately 50-60 degrees off the horizon. The object was orangeish in color with a bright whitish round object at the leading edge and 3-5 smaller whitish round objects nearly equally spaced behind it. I am not sure how long it was but when the center was straight ahead of me, it spanned the length of my windshield and I could still see the tail end out the driver side window. I had assumed that it was a meteor since the meteor shower was tonight, but the more I thought about, it was not like any meteor I have ever witnessed with my eyes nor seen in pictures. WHen I heard the other witnesses describing a similar nearly identical object on Art Bell tonight, I was prompted to file a report.