|Occurred : 12/21/2005 17:00 (Entered as : 12/21/05 17:00)
Reported: 12/21/2005 11:28:23 PM 23:28
Location: Hoover, AL
|slow moving Fireball in the sky
I was driving down Lorna Rd when I saw what looked like an orange commet falling from the sky. It was orange. It had a rather long (what looked like) fire flame following it.
To be honest, if I heard on the news that what I saw was an airplane that blew up in the sky and was on fire as it descended, I would believe it. Granted it had to be a rather LARGE fire as I could see the item on fire and it was WAY up in the sky. If it was space garbage, It was HUGE space garbage as the tail was long, almost like a shooting star that went real slow. It fell downward.
I saw all of this with a nake eye. It traveled very slow.
It was not a plane "smoke" trail. I called my employees at the Hoover office. THey saw it as well and could not guess what it was as none of us had seen anything like this before.
I watched it for about 10 - 15 min before it disappeared out of my viewing area
((NUFORC Note: Possible contrail, we suspect. PD))