Occurred: 1978-05-29 20:00 Local
Reported: 2008-01-28 10:25 Pacific
Duration: 15 seconds
No of observers: 3

Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Changed Color, Landed

Ball of fire streaks eastward over Philadelpia, lands in Atlantic Ocean one mile from Resorts International right after Grand Opening

Was on the corner of 6th and Reed in Philadelphia, with my uncle ((name deleted)) and neighbor ((2nd name deleted)), both now deceased.

At about 8 P.M. on or about May 29th, right after the Grand Opening of Resorts International, In Atlantic City, New Jersey. Was standing looking south on 6th Street,in Philadelphia, when this fireball streaked eastwardly,not more than a block from where I was standing at a height of less than a thousand feet. This fireball was huge, it changed colors faster than my mind could register from yellow to orange to green to blue but not in any special order and like I said it changed colors so fast I couldn't tell.

The next day in the Philadelphia Inquirer there was a report of the ball of fire landing in the Atlantic Ocean one mile off of where Resorts International is. Which is about 47 miles from where I originally witnessed the ball of light.




NUFORC Note:

Possible meteor. PD


Posted 2008-02-14

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