|Occurred : 10/19/1999 19:20 (Entered as : 10/19/99 19:20)
Reported: 10/19/1999 20:48
Location: Indianapolis (southeast), IN
|while going on our nightly walk, my wife and i saw a bright object (as bright as moon ) streak accross the southeastern sky. it seemed real close to the surface of the earth. it left a trail behind it, and it was moving very fast. as it streaked accross the sky, it seemed to be coming slighty down towards the earth.it burnt out while it was still in our view.i have seen shooting stars, and meteors before, but this was not like anything i have seen before. (space junk?). i came in the house and called the national weather office and reported the sighting. they said they would make a notation of event , and thanked me for calling.
while going on our nightly walk, my wife and i saw a bright object streak accross the southern sky.it was moving very fast, and had a slight tail behind it. it was moving at a slight downward angle towards earth, and seemed to burn out or fade away.i have seen shootig stars and meteors before , but this was very close and as bright as the moon ,(unlike anything i have seen). when we got back home i called the national weather service to report it. they said they would make notation of my report, and thanked me for callng. the main reason i am filing this report is because it was so close and so bright, i thought it deserved to be documented.