|Occurred : 1/13/2010 17:00 (Entered as : 01/13/10 17:00)
Reported: 1/13/2010 6:10:16 PM 18:10
Location: Clarksburg, WV
|Many aircraft/objects seen in western sky
At about 5 PM on Wednesday, while in Clarksburg, WV (New Pointe Plaza), I noticed what appeared to be three jet aircraft flying in the same general direction (west) in the western sky, though they didn't seem to be flying in formation. (It is not uncommon to see jets in the sky over northeastern West Virginia, but seeing three of them fly so close together and in the same direction is a rarity.) Within minutes, many more similar objects appeared, all with the same general heading, coming from multiple directions (most were coming from the south, and a few were coming from the north). At this time, there were about 10-15 objects in the sky. All of these objects had vapor trails, which is why I assume they were jets, but I began to notice that three or four of the trails were distinctly different from the rest; they had a slight blueish tint, and seemed to flash or flicker. I then noticed that one or two of the objects seemed to be traveling vertically, toward! the ground (albeit at a very high altitude); I didn't notice when these objects appeared or if they had been traveling west like the others, but I did notice that their trails were curved, as if they had been flying from the west to the south-east, then suddenly and drastically changed their pitch. I lost visual contact shortly after this as I was traveling in a different direction, but the event might have lasted longer.
I believe some of these objects might have been meteorites or debris entering the atmosphere. I am unsure if this event has been reported, but perhaps the nearby North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) would have some information about the incident.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))