|Occurred : 7/7/2018 21:45 (Entered as : 07/07/18 21:45)
Reported: 7/31/2018 7:51:54 PM 19:51
Location: Trenton, ME
|Meteor streaks overhead and ends with landing lights
While on vacation to Acadia, National Park in Maine, we were camped in Trenton, Maine, right on the water. The sky was very clear with a bright Milky Way, so I decided to walk to the beach to take some night shots.
While setting up my camera, a meteor streaked overhead, travelling from west to east. I noted that it was much slower than the typical meteor, about ½ speed, I would say. The color was yellowish and it did not leave any tail or trail. The strange part was that at the end, rather than simply disappearing as meteors do, it seemed to suddenly slow, and 3 lights came on. I recall seeing 2 whitish/yellow and 1 red light that were a lot like aircraft lights. They went off as quickly as they came on, almost as if an aircraft turned on its landing and strobe lights, then quickly turned them off. The object was probably around 5 to 10 miles from my position, based on the landmarks. No sound was made. It was just an odd observation.