NUFORC Sighting 17181

Occurred: 1990-10-15 03:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2001-04-07 00:00 Pacific
Duration: 5-7 min
No of observers: 2

Location: North Windham, ME, USA

Shape: Fireball

It was a firball that made a perpendicular manuver in North Windham, Maine in 10/90

A friend and I were taking our 3 AM lunch break. We were headed east on Rte 302, at the stop light at the junction of Rte. 25. The fireball went in arch from south to north in front of us. At first it was a shooting star the way it was moving. We turned on left onto Rte 25 to follow it. As the arch of the flight crossed Rte 25 over Little Sebgo Lake, it hovered for a second, dropped and shot off across the lake, off at 90 degrees. If I had to draw the path it would look like a perpendicular line. The incident was reported as a meteor the next day (Portland Press Herald). I would have believed that to because it's path at first except for the perpendicular move.


Date is approximate. We will attempt to secure a copy of the newspaper article. PD

Posted 2001-04-28

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