I assumed it was a meteor or something, but the two white flashes were strange. The whole thing from when I saw it start till the second flash lasted
about 5 seconds. There were some choppers after but I live right next to a Military base so thats not unusual. - See more at:
I cannot express too much detail from color changes and etc, as I was watching a movie with my girl and this was something that made me look up, and
as soon as i realized it wasn't a reflection or a car on a nearby road (split seconds) I jumped up, and rushed outside to try and see it while
telling her to hurry and look. I wish I was smoking a cig when the object fell so I could have a better description/idea of what I saw.
What I always wonder is that if the military is checking these things out whether meteorites or some kind of craft like thing, how many people would
be flying choppers chasing these things?
That is what gets me, while observing the horizon and sky, I hear a chopper very quietly nearby, and I walked around the side of my house, and the sun
had just set so I could see the silhouette of a military style chopper, and I don't live near a military base. We rarely see any military aircraft in
this area. There is Fort Indiantown Gap about an hour away, and Tobyhanna Army Depot about 45-60min north, but as I said, never see much out here in
the fields and sticks. This chopper flew over our horse pasture, guessing about 100'-300' high, quickly, but very quiet blades. I pointed to where I
saw the flash, before we heard the chopper. Trying to explain to my gf what I saw, and it literally flew to that exact spot over the mountain miles
and miles away. If it wasn't for that, I would probably have not bothered to make a post.
SaturnFX I remember when I was younger watching a meteor shower. One of em broke through the atmosphere. Scared the crap out of me..lit
up like a rocket..could even hear the crackling sound. A meteor the size of a baseball can make a really large fireball in the higher atmosphere. I of
course thought it was a ELE I was witnessing.
I have seen/heard that mind of meteor with a "crackling" (I was thinking sizzling) sound, but this was odd. I don't think it was high in
atmosphere. If it was a meteor, it was falling at terminal velocity after impacting the lower atmosphere, and possibly very close. Just looked like a
bright big yellow rock falling, with no trail or anything. Was an eerie thing to see. I witnessed a meteor that caused panic and a sonic boom when I
was in high school. Yelling to my mom a crossed the yard about something when we heard a huge boom and I nearly dropped to the ground. We thought an
airliner had crashed in a field nearby. Then we saw the trail, and the news reported immediately to let people know it wasn't anything major. We were
out sky watching the past few hours since, and saw sats, planes, and a few more meteorites, but nothing like the first one I saw. More I think about
it, it must have just been a rare sighting of a good sized meteor, and unlikely a sat burning up, or aircraft crashing.
Have a good night all and thank you for replying. Haven't found anything else on news or from other witnesses, so I must have just been able to see
that part of the sky at the right time. The chopper going to the flashes, still have no idea. Maybe just connecting the dots, or they are recovering a
flying saucer lol.