Occurred: 2021-10-24 03:45 Local
Reported: 2021-10-24 01:44 Pacific
Duration: 5 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Boone, NC, USA

Shape: Light
Characteristics: Lights on object

I saw what looked like a bright and close star fall out of the sky after I looked at it, with a speed much faster than gravity.

I was driving down NC 421 headed East from Boone headed toward Wilkesboro on my way home from work. I was the only car on the road as far as I could see. As I was driving, off to the left of the road (right around the area of the Food Lion on Deep Gap on Old 421) was what looked like an extremely bright and close star. It looked almost ovular, like it was a band of light lying horizontal. I happened to notice it out of the corner of my eye, and I looked at it. Once I looked in its direction, it immediately dropped out of the sky in a perfect vertical drop, as if it was propelling itself downward, much faster than if something was just falling from the sky. After it dropped down, it disappeared and I didn’t see anything else like it for the rest of my drive home. As I was replaying the sight of it, I was trying to think of something else that it could have been, like a floodlight in a construction zone falling off of a post, or a drone; but, I concluded that! the speed at which it was moving had to have been faster than the speed of an object falling due to gravity.

Posted 2021-10-26

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