posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 09:23 AM
I was completely amazed when the fireball I saw wasn't reported, at least on the local commercial radio which always has people phoning in.
I was driving down a hill in fairly busy traffic, and we had a wide view, somewhat above the horizon. There were three others in the car at the time.
The fireball was a perfect white sphere with white fire surrounding it and a short white fire tail. In terms of distance it was difficult to judge,
but I would say some10 or so km away. In terms of size it was about the size of your thumbnail when held out in front of you at arms length towards
the sky. It moved slowly - unlike a meteor - and didn't leave any kind of trail.
There was only one. It was large and very bright.
After a few seconds of silence I said to the others "Did you see that!"
Everyone in the car saw it, but there was no mention on the radio. I looked around me at the people in the other cars. They didn't appear to have
seen it, or perhaps they had, and for some reason didn't think it was a big deal.
I've been watching the sky all my life. I've seen (and heard the explosion) of space junk into multicolored pieces as it re-enters the atmosphere,
numerous large (half-sky) meteorites, and other events. This was none of those.