|Occurred : 11/28/2002 18:30 (Entered as : 11/28/02 1830)
Reported: 12/2/2002 12:57:33 PM 12:57
Location: Cheyenne, WY
|Fireball seen in night sky near Cheyenne WY Thanksgiving evening
Traveling south on Railroad Road toward the Sapp Bros. truck stop 10 miles east of Cheyenne, WY I witnessed a huge fireball fall from the clear night sky and hit the ground just south of I-80. The limited view from my windshield was short, but a huge fireball the size of a plane with a long tail of flames and smoke lit up the night sky. I crossed the interstate at exit 370 and turned off my lights but could see nothing... once in town I told friends of the siting and several of us went back out to the crash site and drove through large pastures looking for the site of impact.
Curiously we were the only people out there. I called the county sheriff's office and was told that other people had reported seeing a meteor or were concerned of a possible plane crash... but the object I saw was traveling far too fast to just be a falling plane. Surprisingly there has been nothing in the local news of this event and the only other witness I know of is my 14 year old daughter who I'd left at her mother's when I went into town, she said she saw the very same thing on her way out to feed her horses. I've searched the internet and found nothing of a meteor being reported and am surprised this hasn't been a local media event.