|Occurred : 11/27/1998 20:30 (Entered as : 11/27/98 20:30)
Reported: 11/28/1998 01:17
Location: Springfield, MO
Duration:8 to 10 seconds
|A faily bright green light appeared to be falling straight down at high speed. Dissapeared somewhere in the distance at ground level. There was no tail, no sound, and no other colors. Just green.
I was East bound on a Springfield street named MtVernon when a rapidly moving light straight ahead above in the sky caught my attention. My first thought was a shooting star then I noticed the bright green color. I then thought that it was an aircraft that was going to crash because of it's rapid descent but the light was not flashing like on aircraft. It was on solid. As I followed it to the horizen I expected there to be a flash or explosion as it hit the ground but there was none. I can only guess as to where the location of where it came down at. It looked like somewhere near the center of the city or East of there. I have seen metiors and planes before, this was not either of those. It was very unusual. When it came into my field of view I would say it was somewhere between a thousand to five hundred feet up in the air. And it also did not look like any kind of fireworks either. It had weight and moved to fast for that. And there were no sparks. I can't add much more except perhaps to say that it was coming down so fast that it startled me. It appeared to go all the way to the ground whether it landed or crashed I don't know.