Location: New York City (Bronx), NY, USA
Duration: 5 seconds
No of observers: 4
Reported: 2006-12-26 21:21:56 Pacific
Posted: 2007-02-01 00:00:00
FireBall in the Bronx...... Early 80"s
It happen so long ago in the early eighties i'm not too sure about the year or day... but I'll never forget what I saw.
One of my friends had some girl cousins that came over for the summer. We really didnt have many girls on my block so we decided to make the best of it and play a game called "catch & kisses".
On my block was a school CS 77 and we were all in the school yard chasing each other... well as I was being chased or chasing one of the girls from the small yard where your closed in (the school is a U shape and the small yard is in the U") into the big yard were it's out in the open... I saw what appeared to be a huge fire ball. I remember a few of us kids stopped dead in our tracks.
I was coming out the small yard which was on the Manor Ave side of the school and I was Running into the big yard which allowed you to look from Manor ave to Ward Ave. I was facing Ward Ave which was west and saw the fire ball coming from that direction. It appeared to fly right above us. It seemed to be flying really low. You could hear this fire ball. It sounded.... well like what you would expect a fireball to sound like... i guess..... I've never heard anything like that before.
And you could almost feel this thing as it passed over us. It flew right over us east bound, but once it pass over it disappeared from our sights because of a 6 story building on the corner of 172nd St. and Manor ave. We all started running around tripping out and asking each other if we saw the same thing.
Oddly enough we really didnt make a big deal about it.... we all thought it was a meteor or comet.... and every couple of years it would be talked about as a weird unexplainable occurance.
It wasnt until I got older that i started thinking UFO. This fire ball was or appeared to be flying really low... so low that a building only 6 stories block our view immediatly after it passed over us.
Also, this thing should have crashed.... exploded or somthing. there is no way somthing that was close enough to hear and feel.... like you feel when a plane is flying low..... didnt impact. and if it was a comet or somthing.... wouldnt the news report such a thing? This is NYC! Somthing like that doesn't go unreported!
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