|Occurred : 5/16/2002 04:45 (Entered as : 5-16-02 0445)
Reported: 5/16/2002 8:00:29 PM 20:00
Location: Bremerton, WA
|Large burning astroid type object whitehot with a bluish tail and a burningorangish yellow fireball at the tail in the puget sound
Between 4:45am and 5:ooam. A large commet or astroid crossed my path. I was driving east on 11th. street in bremerton wash. the large burning fireball apeared very close to my automobiles path. It crossed my front windshield from south to north. It apeared to be moving slowly which seemed unuasual to me. The front of the object was burning white hot,with the area behind the tip a bright bluish color in a large tail. Followed by an orange yellow type fireball at the end and before the end of it.
The object seemed to be headed east to west but in a downward trajectory. As if it was going to splash down in the puget sound between bremerton and Bainbridge island. I could not see the water because it was blocked by houses between me and the water. At that time while I was watching it What I noticed is that it was very bright because there was a lot of light in the background sky and it was getting light. The other thing that seemed odd is that it appeared to be moving slowly not just ripping across in front of me.
As far as size it was large, by large I mean larger than a car but smaller than a semi. truck and trailer.
((NUFORC Note: One of several reports of this incident. PD))