|Occurred : 10/13/2000 19:53 (Entered as : 10/13/00 19:53)
Reported: 10/13/2000 18:22
Location: Elk City, OK
|Fireball's over Elk City
I was monitoring local law enforcement and at 7:31 PM local time, a radio call came in that 4 or 5 fighter planes were sighted by local police officers, and they were traveling to the Northwest... At the same time a unidentified blue object showering sparks overtook the fighters and reportedly crashed into the ground north of the town of Elk City, Oklahoma. City police was monitored as saying "it looked like meteors, or a comet, or a UFO..." It was seen by multiple witness's from as far west as Shamrock Tx and east to Clinton, Ok. north to Cheyenne, and south to Granite, Ok. The object was seen to have landed north of town and had started a fire, this was reported by Hammond, Ok. Police. Elk City: A witness called in and reported that the object hit and broke up into 4 to 6 pieces and landed in their farm and no damage was noted. It was also described as an aircraft down, west of the town of Sayre, it was also reported as a aircraft exploded north of I-40 near the state line of Texas. It seems we have a multipliable witness sighting here. Police officer quote- "It was neat" Officer noted a vapor trail. Reported as "sparks in the air" by Roger Mills County Sheriff's office. Sayre Sheriff's office says it's a bright light in the sky, not a meteor!, and the officers are asking if they plan to have anymore?... At 7:43PM the FAA from Oklahoma City reported it was a meteor shower. Officers replied that it was NOT a meteor, they are contacting Altus AFB for radar. About this time I made a personal observation out my back door, and I noticed a white, luminous vapor trail that went from my southwest to the northeast. There were several other trails in the area north, but they appeared normal in color. I saw no other lights or objects or aircraft in the area. At 7:53 Amarillo FAA called Sayre Sheriff's office, asking about object stated they didn't know about any meteor's, but were concerned about a possible downed aircraft.
((NUFORC Note: Report submitted by Jim Hickman, UFO Investigator, who is known to our Center. Other report received from source in FAA tends to confirm that an event occurred in Oklahoma, involving burning object striking the ground on an airport, and witnessed by FAA personnel. PD))