NUFORC Sighting 67728

Occurred: 2008-12-29 21:29 Local
Reported: 2008-12-29 19:43 Pacific
Duration: 3 Seconds
No of observers: 3

Location: Poland, ME, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Left a trail

Meteor streaks from Newgloucster, over Poland towards Oxford. (Maine)

I was driving past Tripp Lake Beach in Poland maine towards Raymond.

A streak of green, blue and yellow passed overhead from east to west. It was low, too low to be a "shooting star" but was more of a "falling star". Its direction of travel put it headed towards Oxford.

While I didn't hear it hit because I was in my car with the radio on, I pulled over to see if i could still see it. That's when i kept hearing small pops (Possibly explosions) in the extreme distance over the course of the next twenty or so minutes.

After getting and posting online that i had seen it, two of my friends also told me they had seen it as well. They agreed it was so low that it had to have come down relatively close by. One had seen it in New Gloucster, and the other more near Oxford.


We would welcome other reports. PD

Posted 2009-01-10

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