NUFORC Sighting 12825

Occurred: 2000-05-09 00:35 Local
Reported: 2000-05-08 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 3 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Decatur, GA, USA

Shape: Sphere
Characteristics: Left a trail

brilliant object fell to earth in W/SW sky at a very steep angle. appeared similar to a meteor falling, but was far too large

the object fell from the sky with great velocity. i could not determine the range from the object. it burned a brilliant white and streaked as it fell in the west/southwestern sky. i could not determine whether it "burned out" or reached the ground, as my view was obstructed by apartment building. it looked very similar to a shooting star, but i did not think it was a meteor due to its size and proximity to the ground. i speculate that it may have been a very large meteor that fell further than i've ever witnessed, or could possibly have been a falling satellite. it did not exibit any craft-like characteristics. i'm just curious to know if anyone else viewed the same event.

Posted 2000-05-11

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