NUFORC Sighting 144555

Occurred: 2019-01-09 06:35 Local
Reported: 2019-01-17 23:24 Pacific
Duration: 5-7 seconds
No of observers: 3

Location: Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Left a trail

I was outside facing east, speaking with a co-worker. The sun was coming up, civil twilight was well underway. As another co-worker approached I pointed to the eastern sky and said, “Wow, look at that!” An object ( obviously a meteor) was traveling north to south at what seemed to be a slow speed, and descending. If I had held my hand in front of me at arms length I could have blocked it out, so it wasn’t huge, but closer than I have ever seen a “falling star”.

The tail was quite long, as well, and I could actually see fire trailing the object. Again, it appeared to be very close to earth, flames were visible, and in the 5-7 seconds that the object was visible, I thought to myself, “This one is going to hit”.

The fire trail turned into more of a black smoke trail as it descended behind some trees and a building and out of sight. I waited a second or two for a sound or vibration indicative of a crash landing, but thankfully, none came.

Posted 2019-01-24

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