|Occurred : 10/1/2006 20:18 (Entered as : 100106 20:18)
Reported: 10/1/2006 8:45:24 PM 20:45
Location: Fall City, WA
|yellow/orange fireball leaving debris trail
I saw a yellow/orange fireball, about the size of a quarter moon. The fireball was traveling from west to east. There was a large trail and what looked like debris tumbling from it as it fell. It was a clear night with a half moon visible. I had just watched 2 satellites pass overhead within the previous 10 minutes. There was a small private airplane in the immediate area as the object passed through. Total time of the observation was approx 2 seconds. The object made no noise. I have seen fireballs in the past but never one that left a trail like this one. The trail was so unique that my first thought when I saw the object was that an airplane was on fire and that pieces were falling from it. I am a former Army pilot with almost 1000 hours of flight time.