|Occurred : 10/23/2007 14:00 (Entered as : 10/23/07 14:00)
Reported: 10/27/2007 9:27:44 AM 09:27
Location: Hemet, CA
|Was it a jet contrail, a meteor or what?
My son and I were driving east on Florida Blvd. when he noticed a small cloud ball in the sky to our right. At first we thought it was a tiny cloud (the only tiny cloud in the sky) but it seemed to have a short, fat contrail trailing behind it, so I thought it might be a jet or possibly a meteor falling to earth since there was a meteor shower on Sunday. But this object didn't appear to be falling down or going anywhere, it was standing still in the sky and appeared to be in suspended animation (now doesn't that sound silly)! We kept an eye on it as we drove home and once home I stood on my lawn searching the sky for it. At first I couldn't see it but then I saw something that appeared to be a tiny jet with a small contrail trailing behind, but in suspended animation and going nowhere in the sky, that's what was so weird about this. As I watched it got smaller and smaller in the same spot and then suddenly disappeared after watching it about three or four minutes.
I am assuming it may have been a jet traveling southeast away from us, which could have made it appear to not be moving and getting smaller as it distanced itself from us, or was it a meteor that disintegrated in the sky, what it was I'll never know?