|Occurred : 8/31/2004 20:37 (Entered as : 08/31/2004 20:37)
Reported: 8/31/2004 9:27:03 PM 21:27
Location: Kingsville, OH
|8:30 P.M. EST August 31, 2004-resembled airplane explosion in atmosphere to unaided, naked eye
I had been talking to my sister on my cell phone outside around 8:30 P.M. Tuesday, August 31, 2004. I was the first person in my family to see the shape in the sky around 8:35 P.M. EST. I watched the shape for several minutes, which upon first glance resembled an exploded airplane to the naked eye. It never once seemed to be a comet or round object, but I could tell it was very high in the atmosphere. There was a distinct long, white, horizontal bar in the center of what looked like "debris", or "white light" radiating from the bar. Watching it five minutes later with binoculars, the shape had moved north and the "debris", or "white light" had dissipated enough so that the white bar had disappeared, and the "debris field", or "white light" had separated into two very distinct halves. I had spoken to an older sister around 9:15 P.M. EST who lives in Florida, and she did not see it. The shape had continued to dissipate and move north toward Canada, then due east toward Pennsylvania until it had disappeared altogether around 9:30 P.M. EST. Please remember that much of my own account was seen by the naked eye. The moon had not yet risen, so it was fairly dark outside. My parents had used a telescope and binoculars through most of the observation whereas I had not.
((NUFORC Note: Result of earlier missile launch. Please see: