NUFORC Sighting 85834

Occurred: 2011-12-09 21:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2011-12-12 19:13 Pacific
Duration: 2-3 min
No of observers: 5

Location: Boston, MA, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object

Orange blurry fireball observed flying over Boston during the early evening. Flying South over Allston.

My roommates and I (we are all engineering students), were on our deck, and I noticed an orange object coming in our direction. The object was moving south-southeast and flew directly over us. No real definition of shape could be made out other than the fact that it was glowing and flickering. The shape seemed to be an oval or circular type shape.

Initially we suspected a possible plane on fire or something of that nature, but the plane was flying AWAY from the airport and not falling in altitude. Constant speed was maintained. I'm not able to say exactly how fast it was moving, but it was fairly quick. About 30 seconds after flying directly over us, the object steered in the south-southwestern direction and seemed to gain stay very horizontal.

My most detailed memory of the event is when the object flew directly over us and it seemed to be on fire. It was fairly low altitude. The object was also very blurry.

Posted 2011-12-17

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