|Occurred : 5/3/2015 22:30 (Entered as : 05/03/2015 22:30)
Reported: 5/5/2015 7:28:46 PM 19:28
Location: Boise, ID
|streaking firey mass
I'm a retired city fireman and forest ranger who served his time in a firetower. While walking my dog on the evening on Sunday, May 3rd, something bright caught my eye in the NW sky. At first I observed what I thought was fireworks returning to the ground, but I quickly realized that this was way too big for that. I witnessed a firey mass streaking to earth. The mass was multicolored with an extremely long tail. As it traveled straight down very fast, colorful spark-like pieces were released. The colors were green, red and yellow and were florescent. It was quite the sight and was about 3 seconds in duration.
It kept traveling straight to earth so low it appeared it was going to crash, unfortunately it disappeared behind some trees... again, very low.
As a 12 year boy I witnesses a similar object (same color scheme) but it was traveling horizontally and I believed it turned out to be a meteoite I believe.
I never witnessed space junk returning to earth, but I would be willing to bet it looks like my sighting.