posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 10:58 AM
Originally posted by anjeeeee
If I had to describe it, i'd say it looked like a huge red/orange flaming ball, with a really long red/orange trail behind it. It seemed to have been
going down at an almost 45 degree angle, moving really slow. The whole thing lasted about 20 seconds, then I lost sight of it.
That reminds me of the time recently when most of us Texans could see the Space Shuttle re-entry... no not that one. It was very fireballish, orange,
red, and yellow; and lasted a good while right before sunset. A lot of people called all the radio stations reporting a UFO (which it was to them).
They acted like they didn't know what was going on to the callers, very humourous.
That's to be expected, as it filled more of the sky than any other object I've ever seen, disregarding Sun and Moon. It was very majestic.
Someone else here has seen a re-entry as well and will verify that's exactly what it looks like.
I drive around everynight and see shooting stars/meteors all the time out here; and some of the slowest ones I've seen last no more than, if even,
two seconds. Twenty seconds, that's not a shooting star.
BTW: Numbers are only usefull in relation to something. 45 degree angle to what?, the horizon, towards you, away. Any thing could fall from the sky
and be at a 45 degree angle to something or another. Also, where (approximately) are you at.