|Occurred : 1/7/2002 17:55 (Entered as : 01/07/02 17:55)
Reported: 11/11/2002 3:30:54 PM 15:30
Location: Prince Frederick, MD
|Bright green light seen in sky for few seconds moving to the South in the southern maryland / chesepeake bay region.
On Jan 7, 2002, approximately 5-10 minutes before 6pm EST that night, while driving home from work with my wife, I noticed out of my driver's side window (i.e., to the East), a bright green light that traveled, from my perspective, approximately North to South. The light moved smoothly and in a manner similar to how I've seen a meteor travel through the sky. It seemed like a point source, and had absolutely no trail whatsoever, ruling out, in my mind, it being a meteor. The location of the light as it moved was to the east of my vantage point, and I would estimate it's location, based on where I was and where it was, as being perhaps somewhere over the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. I heard no sound, although I was in a moving car travelling approximately 55mph to the South. It was of very short duration, visible for no more than a couple of seconds. My wife was unable to see it from her location in the passenger seat.
I know this entry is late, but I feel it's worthwhile to do so as I recently found this site, and when I checked its archives to see if there were any other reports of what I saw, I was very suprised (and relieved) to see many other sightings that clearly were of what I saw that night.
((NUFORC Note: Witness describes self as professional, with considerable technical experience. We suspect he is an excellent witness. PD))