|Occurred : 12/29/2003 22:30 (Entered as : 12/29/2003 10:30)
Reported: 1/3/2004 2:08:36 PM 14:08
Location: Alexandria, VA
|Green Fireball decends around Fort Belvoir Virginia
I live in the Kingstowne community in the southern part of Alexandria. It was around 10:30 PM, I was sitting on my bed looking out the window. My view is from the third floor facing South West over looking Fort Belvoir and Davis Airfield as well as Lorton and Newington. The clouds had formed a layer at approximatley 2000 feet. Below the cloud layer visability was good. All of a sudden an area of the clouds became bright green and a glowing green fireball (for lack of a better term) decended to the ground from the clouds. It seemed to come down in the area of the Fort Belvoir Proving Grounds between Backlick Road and Rolling Road. It had an aura or fog around it; a greenish haze. From my house to the area of the Proving Grounds is around 1.75 miles in a striaght line of sight. The core of the fireball was about the size of a B-B at arms length. The whole affair with the fog / haze was about 1/4th of an inch at arms lenght. If it was a meterorite than someone should try to retrive it as it must be relativly large. It was not far away because the green glow in the cloud layer was a good referance point for distance. It came down about 10 degrees off of perpendicular.