|Occurred : 12/1/1998 06:09 (Entered as : 12/1/98 6:09 AM)
Reported: 12/1/1998 04:31
Location: Lehigh Acres, FL
|wHITE STREAK AS IF A METEOR EXCEPT WENT FROM GROUND ELEVATION TO A 45 DEGREE ELEVATION CROSSED IN FRONT OF A AIRLINER WHICH HAD JUST TAKEN OFF
6:09 AM 12/1/98 S.W.Florida skys clear still dark no other lights in area.I live close to S W Regional airport. Heard a plane takeoff and as usual they come over our home on the way to Atlanta.I watched the plane come over the house out my window and as it passed looking at tail section a white streak of light left the ground moving SW TO N.NE Object crossed in front of airliner which veered to the left as if startled .This object was moving at a tremendous speed and left a trail behind.This only took seconds.First believed to be a meteor but immediately realized that they dont come from ground And go up at a 45 degree angle .Was as if a missle had been shot at the aircraft, but no sound other than the jet.I heard no air to ground transmission over my scanner of the sighting.Aircraft was approx 1/2 mile from my home.Trail from object was long as comparison to the aircraft about 5 times the length.Never seen anything like this.I live approx 8 miles from the airport.Please do not use my name or email address, but you may contact me or email me.Iwonder if any one else saw this??..