|Occurred : 7/1/2005 00:20 (Entered as : 07/01/05 0:20)
Reported: 6/4/2020 11:17:59 AM 11:17
Location: Gulfport, MS
|Low flying luminous white sphere trailing white flames.
At the time my sighting happened I worked for a local television station. I was relieved by my replacement at midnight and after grabbing a cup of coffee headed home traveling north on HWY 53. About 5 miles down the road near a old peach orchard I noticed a light coming from behind out the driver window. I turned and was very startled at what i saw. Of course it was pitch black and distance can be hard to judge. A object was traveling in the same direction I was and would guess it was about a quarter mile away. It was at perhaps 3 times the height of the trees which are across a large open field. There were no obstructions to block my view. Out my window it appeared to be about the size of a silver dollar which if it were a quarter mile away would make it fairly large. I would like to say it was a sphere but since i only saw one side can only guess. It was perfectly round, white and luminous like a light bulb. It trailed white boiling flames behind which were about two or three times the width of the object long. In the night sky it really stood out. It was going maybe two or three times as fast as i was on a parallel course and disappeared from my view when the field came to a end and the trees were once again right next to the road. I was very shakened but soon convinced myself I just didnt understand what i was seeing. Two or so miles further I made a left turn onto Cable Bridge Rd to continue home and would take me across the objects flight path. Mind you this is just after midnight and i am use to not seeing any cars much less people. Just past a elementary school i passed a small house on my right. There were perhaps 3 or 4 people in their PJ's standing in their front yard scanning the night sky. I should have stopped but was tired and continued home. I did decide i would go to the peoples home one day during regular hours and trade stories. The next day i did write everything down and am fairly good with graphic art sor! ftware so made a crude short graphic film. Unfortunatly I kept! putting off stopping to talk to the people I saw in their yard. Within a month or so hurricane Katrina hit and their home was reduced to a pile of rubble. I had no idea where they went and will always regret not hearing their story.