|Occurred : 9/14/2001 05:21 (Entered as : 09/14/01 05:21)
Reported: 9/14/2001 21:22
Location: Kingston, WA
|Super fast bright light parallel to ground, below tree level, 10 miles away - or shooting star much farther away?
I was outside and just happened to be looking West up in the sky. The sky was clear, and since the sun had not risen yet there were still plenty of stars out. I would bet money that what I saw was actually a meteorites but it seemed very low and it streaked across the sky at a horizontal attitude. My first thought is that if was a UFO, it was over the hood canal or Jefferson County, not more than 10 miles away. It looked just like a star. If it really was 10 miles away, then I would estimate its speed at several thousand miles per hour. It was below the tree line, and visible for not more than one second due to the trees. There was an optical/visual streak effect, because it was going so fast. It was different looking than the average shooting star effect -It was not leaving a dust trail in its wake. I know that sometimes meteorites are much much farther away than they look, which could explain why this one was visible to me going across the sky on a horizontal path. It was going South to North. I'm only reporting this because I'm hoping somebody on Whidbey Island or Vancouver BC saw the same thing come their way and maybe saw more than one seconds' worth of it. I've seen a lot of shooting stars before, but never any running parallel to the earth, you know? I dunno, I suppose it could happen - let me know what you think.