|Occurred : 11/28/2002 06:15 (Entered as : 11/28/02 06:15 am)
Reported: 11/28/2002 6:33:03 AM 06:33
Location: Vancouver, WA
|((NUFORC Note: Reported to be re-entering space debris. We are grateful to all of those who submitted reports. PD))
i saw a very large slow moving golden fireball that split into several parts
while sitting at the computer a light caught my eye and although it has always been airplanes or some celestial body that was obscured by a branch i still tend to look in case it may be something interesting.
upon closer observation i realized that it was a very large slow movin golden streak that was leaving a tail that was at least as long as two fingers width at arms length. i watched for a few seconds and then ran outside to get a better view. by the time i was outside it seemed to have mirved or split into three definite heads. it was in the northern sky and was travelling from west to east passing behind some large trees nearby. if i were to estimate a point of landing i would have to guess somewhere on the east side of the cascades. it was also moving very slowly especially for something so large. it may well have been orbital detritus dropping into the atmosphere.
although i am no expert in any sciences i do know the difference between an airplane, a sattelite or a metorite. this was none of those threee things.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))