|Occurred : 12/24/2005 21:00 (Entered as : 12/24/2005 21:00)
Reported: 12/26/2005 6:33:09 AM 06:33
Location: Plantation, FL
|Bright Orange / Red Light with no strobe lights
It was a clear night, and my fiance and I were sitting in the back yard. He looked to the west and noticed a bright orange/red light tracking north east, in the same flight pattern as the planes. We live near Ft. Lauderdale Airport.
We called inside to the rest of the family and they all came outside. We watched it slowly move, northeast for about a minute and a half. It then dropped what appeared to be a fire ball to the earth, then completely disappeared.
There is no way that it could have been a meteor or a satelite as it was traveling very slow, about the same speed as a plane. It was also very low to the ground, about 15,000 feet and 7 or 8 miles out. It looked like it split in half. I called Ft. Lauderdale Airport and asked if a plane had crashed. The head of avaiation said that he would call the control tower and get back to me. He called back and said that they saw nothing on there radar systems.