|Occurred : 1/9/2019 06:36 (Entered as : 01/09/2019 06:36)
Reported: 1/9/2019 8:16:33 PM 20:16
Location: Burlington, NC
|A stationary green light dove to the ground and disappeared.
I was on the way to work and at mile marker 135, heading east on 85N. To the ENE, I noticed a green stationary light that was brighter than any visible star, and was the only light in the sky in the pre-dawn. As I was observing the light, it began to dive at an angle toward the ground at a high rate of speed, and faded very quickly to nothing as it neared the ground. The entire experience lasted around five seconds and was over.
I do not drink or use recreational drugs, and was on my way to work when I saw it. I’ve lived in four states on both coasts and this is the first object I’ve seen whose anomalous nature I’m confident enough to actually report. I watch the sky often, as I am interested in astronomy and enjoy thinking about the cosmos, and I’ve never seen anything like this. I would say it could have been a meteorite, but it started out stationary and was a bright green color.