|Occurred : 11/1/1998 00:00 (Entered as : 11/01/1998 0:00)
Reported: 5/21/2004 9:02:09 PM 21:02
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
|A Bright Blue Fireball moving at High Rate of speed, similar to a firework display.
My friend and I were out very late one night in the local woods. It was fairly cold and pretty well lit by the moon in the sky, not necessarily full or anything with some very. very high wispy clouds (stratus I believe). Anyhow, we were leaving the woods at some point between midnight and 2 in the morning (EST). I remember a bright blue flash that looked like lightning, it lit up everything and refelcted well off of the snow. We looked to the north to see what looked at first like a bright blue firework (with trails) shooting straight into the air from ground level. It kept getting higher and higher to the point we both realized it was not a firework. It got VERY high into the sky and then quickly it turned south at a 90 degree angle and shot across the entire sky. I should have reported this years ago, but I could not remember exactly when it happened. This would have been very visible to anyone driving north on US-131.
((NUFORC Note: Date is approximate. PD))