|Occurred : 11/21/2008 17:50 (Entered as : 11/21/08 17:50)
Reported: 11/22/2008 8:24:01 PM 20:24
Location: Phoenix, AZ
|Hight-Speed White Glowing Object with a Tail Spotted Over Phoenix, Arizona
It was just getting dusk and my wife and I were sitting on our South facing back porch. I was looking toward the Southwest and my wife was looking toward the Northwest. It was light enough that the sky still had blue color in it. All of a sudden I saw a single round white-glowing object with a whitish tail going at a very high rate of speed from the East going towards the West. The object looked about the size of a pea at arms length and its tail length was approximately 10 times the size of the object. The tail size was the same as the object at its start and tapered to a point. In other words, the tail was cone shaped. It was just a glowing white object without any other features.
The object was at about a 35 degree angle from where I was sitting. It was traveling at such high rate of speed that by the time I told my wife to look, it was gone. It was traveling in a straight line from East to West.
I’ve seen a lot of “shooting stars” and satellites in the California Mohave Desert near China Lake and their behavior was entirely different from what I saw yesterday evening. And, no, this was not Venus or Jupiter in the Southwestern sky. They are stationary and the object was moving very fast.
I can supply a sketch of the object and its tail if needed.