|Occurred : 2/14/2013 19:15 (Entered as : 01/14/2013 19:15)
Reported: 2/18/2013 2:43:27 PM 14:43
Location: Nashville, TN
|Orangish bright "fireball" low altitude flying through Nashville
My event is almost identical to the one described in October 2012 in Burns, TN.
I was driving in southeast Nashville towards Brentwood when I noticed a bright orange light at low altitude traveling northeast from southwest. I am an avid sky watcher and have seen satellites, military jets, "northern lights," and know the difference between planets and stars, natural phenomenon, etc.
My first thought was a helicopter, though the light was different and did not throw a beam nor where there any navigational lights. It was orange and rough in appearance, not like a sharp, well-defined light. It looked the same color as a sodium-burning street light.
I pulled over to observe. It traveled in a straight path. It was not a windy evening. It made no sound and being at low altitude ( I would estimate 500-1,000 ft.) made no sound. Flight path was straight. I'm not quick with the camera/phone like kids are but wanted to observe. It was heading towar! ds the Smyrna/Mt. Juliet area and I thought it interesting a couple other similar reports earlier in the year.
I keep running over this in my head and can't figure out what it was and I'm the first to think there is a logical explanation. The Russian Meteor happened within 12 hours of this event.
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))