|Occurred : 10/13/2000 06:45 (Entered as : 10/13/00 6:45)
Reported: 10/26/2000 18:17
Location: Tulsa, OK
Duration:maybe 1 min.
|Fireball sighting early morning 10/13/00
This was told to me by a coworker. She shared it with me on Friday the 13th, but was too "scared" to report herself. She was sitting on a fifth floor balcony at work at 6:45 am smoking a cigarette when she saw an orange fireball in the western sky. no estimation of distance. The fireball lit up, was stationary at the time...not moving, was huge, then disappeared but left a "vapor trail like an airplane" for a small distance, then fireball appeared again, stationary. This happened three times...fireball, trail, fireball, trail, fireball, trail, fireball; was heading south. Then disappeared completely. She was shaken by the incident. Was not an airplane or helicopter. I questioned her at length. She was very sure of what she saw and she is a very credible witness. We are aware of the fireball sightings of later that night, but thought it important to include this early sighting for the record.
((NUFORC Note: The author of the report is correct. There were many sightings later that evening, many reported to the FAA by airline pilots. PD))