|Occurred : 8/15/2005 02:00 (Entered as : 8/05 2:00)
Reported: 1/2/2007 7:18:13 PM 19:18
Location: Lamy, NM
|I couldn't sleep and got out of bed at 2AM during the annual Perseid meteor shower.
Looking north west towards Santa Fe, I saw what I believed to me a falling meteor .. I was astonished to see the object explode and then illuminate the entire NW sky to the foot candle equivalent of daylight for several seconds. There was no sound and no mention in the next day's papers.
I am 54 and have watched many meteor showers, in different partts of the world, butr never seen an explosion like this.
My first thought was that a tremendous amount of energy was involved.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD))
((NUFORC Note: Witness elects to remain totally anonymous; provides no contact information. PD))