|Occurred : 5/20/2014 22:30 (Entered as : 05/20/14 22:30)
Reported: 5/20/2014 9:35:13 PM 21:35
Location: Olive Branch, MS
|Flashing light point covers 60° arc of sky on cloudless night in fewer than three seconds.
At approximately 22:30 on 5/20/14 I was sitting on my patio facing south looking at a cloudless, star-lit sky.
A flashing light zipped overhead from south to north. It appeared over a neighbor's rooftop roughly 30° above the horizon. It disappeared directly over my own rooftop at 90° in fewer than three seconds.
I could have easily mistaken it for a meteor except it was blinking. It had no time to blink more than two to three times, and had I not been facing in the right direction at the moment it happened, the event would have taken place too quickly to have been even noticed.
Whether it was within or outside the earth's atmosphere, it was traveling at a breathtaking rate of speed.