|Occurred : 12/1/1984 18:00 (Entered as : Dec 1984 about 18:00)
Reported: 3/2/2000 07:35
Location: Montgomery, AL
|Southeast toward Northwest, low, large, lighting up sky,red, with a tail which split off behind. May have entered Florida, crossed Alabama and landed in Tennessee. Reported written up in The Montgomery Advertiser.
While stopped for a traffic light I viewed through the front windshield a large burning object which I assumed to be a meteor. It was on a trajectory which would let it crash about 3 or more miles to the Northwest of my position. Another viewer saw it from a position on a bridge about 2 miles to the East from a higher elevation and said it looked much higher to him . This same viewer said it was noted in the local paper, either The Montgomery Advertiser or The Alabama Journal. He also said he read that it had crossed Florida and had gone down in Tennessee .The object appeared red to me and the other viewer said it lit up the sky. He said a piece of the tail split off and drifted behind the great ball of fire.