|Occurred : 11/18/2001 05:27 (Entered as : 11/17/01 05:27)
Reported: 11/18/2001 5:49:41 PM 17:49
Location: Hendersonville, NC
|Round object-didnt behave like meteor or plane
After a whole night of watching countless meteors (including one head on, no less, and seeing at least 10 airplanes, I saw something that didnt fit either plane or meteorite...it was about the the size of the end of my index finger, and was going too slow to be a meteor, and too fast to be a plane. It's direction was also too shallow for a meteor. The thing was bright white, round to slight oval-ish, and went in a 10 degree(?)"landing" slope. that's the part that threw me. I naturally looked for landing lights on it. It went behind the trees, didnt appear to burn up, and I heard no impact. it left no streak like all the other meteors i had seen that night.
((NUFORC Note: Date should be November 18. We have amended it here. PD))