|Occurred : 9/15/2005 21:30 (Entered as : 09/15/05 21:30)
Reported: 3/9/2006 8:45:01 PM 20:45
Location: Starks, LA
I'm 23, with a b.s. in psych, if this helps with validity. My brother (15 at the time) and I were outside around 9:30 cdt one night (crystal clear night) watching all the shooting stars. My brother noticed three planes moving in a triangular formation from east to west. He joked that it was just to distract us from something happening in the opposite part of the sky. We both looked over real quick to our left (we were watching to our right), and sure enough, we saw something interesting. A streak, moving particularly slowly from west to east. As we watched it, it grew brighter, to the point where we could make out the sparks at the edges. We both kind of laughed nervously as it traveled from west to east and seemed to get bigger, indicating maybe it was getting closer. It passed over us and we turned and watched it disintegrate. We both went 'whoah' at the time. At the same time, another shooting star seemed to be crossing the path of this first meteor (or whatever it was )traveling northeast to southwest. We talked about this second streak only eventually, because we both noticed it but weren't quite sure we had. After that, we both drew the conclusion that it looked like for all the world that the first streak had been shot down by the second.
(Sorry this hasn't been submitted sooner, but after, Rita, things sort of got shuffled around priority wise).
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the event is approximate. PD))