|Occurred : 10/31/2005 21:17 (Entered as : 10/31/05 21:17)
Reported: 10/31/2005 6:28:25 PM 18:28
Location: Charlottesville, VA
|Bright fiery contrail in eastern night sky
Looking east on my way into the house tonight, I saw a long contrail of light/flame across quite a bit of the sky. Too high to be a firework.
I could vaguely still make out a smoke plume where it occurred for a minute or so afterward. Looked like the space shuttle taking off in the night sky only it was straight across the sky, not going up from the ground.
((NUFORC Note: Witness describes self as a "pilot." Our suspicion is that he is a quite experienced pilot, with many thousands of hours of flight time. However, that is just a guess on our part. PD))