|Occurred : 9/20/2005 18:30 (Entered as : 09/20/2005 18:30)
Reported: 9/22/2005 10:56:48 AM 10:56
Location: Deltona, FL
|Very bright fireball over Deltona Florida skies
On the evening of Tuesday September 20, 2005, my fianceé and I were sitting out on the deck by the pool, just chatting after a hard days work. At around 6:30 PM or so, I looked up at the sky (something very bright caught my attention from the corner of my eyes). As I looked up I saw this HUGE BRIGHT ROUND FIREBALL (not really a fireball, but instead a huge bright round ball). I called out to my fianceé and we saw as this ball travelled West to East at an incredible speed. It was an intense blue with pinkish hues of color. It trailed what I would describe as a fire tail. It made absolutely no sound though it was low enough we though it would crash. What really caught our attention was the intensity of its brilliance. Though it was still daylight its brilliance was greater than the daylight itself. We watched in amazement as it started to plummet downwards and all of a sudden it simply dissapeared in front of our eyes. It did not fall nor did it fly away, it just simply dissapeared in a yet brighter color than it previously had. All that was left behind was a small, thin trail of smoke. This incident was only a couple of seconds long. Did anyone else see anything on the evening of September 20, 2005 over the Florida's skies? My fianceé and I are still in shock and even asked family, friends and co - workers, no one else saw anything. What was it? It was definitely not a meteor or shooting star (too close to be that). It has been by far the scariest experience I've had in my life.