Occurred: 2021-10-16 06:20 Local
Reported: 2021-10-25 12:12 Pacific
Duration: 7 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Wellton, AZ, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object, Left a trail

Green ball of flame fizzles out over Wellton, Arizona.

On October 16, 2021 at approximately 6:20 a.m. while traveling on Interstate 8 between Yuma, AZ and Wellton, AZ I saw the following in the sky. I had just come down out of telegraph pass, pass the Ligurta turnoff (21) and I saw an object in the sky making a streak of light. It was not as fast as a shooting star but it was much faster than an F35. The sun had not yet crested over the mountains to the east (Mohawk range) but it was dawn and someone light outside. The streaking object began to turn green. After looking at a color chart I would say "Spring Green." The trajectory started changing into a downward position as if it were going to crashland. The object grew brighter and more intense. It was just a bright flame of green light at that time. Perhaps I watch too much television because I was expecting it to explode or create a plume of smoke and dirt upon impact. That didn't happen. It just appeared to burn out quickly and was gone. ! The entire event took seven seconds. I suspect it was something entering our atmosphere and was not as close to the earth as I believed it to be. Had it followed the trajectory it woudl have landed North or Northeast of Wellton, AZ.



Posted 2021-10-26

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