|Occurred : 8/11/2007 20:30 (Entered as : 08/11/07 20:30)
Reported: 8/13/2007 10:39:57 AM 10:39
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
|Flaming Ball over Baton Rouge
Correction: I previously reported it to be on August 4th but it was August 11th.
On August 11th around 8:30 PM myself and 3 others were in my car on the corner of Monterrey Blvd and Greenwell Springs Road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when we saw a huge flaming mass traveling south over Baton Rouge. From our vantage point it appeared to be above the Siegen Lane area however it was most likely over the Gulf.
The mass was over the size of several airplanes in my opinion. While we were observing, it broke into 4 separate pieces that appeared to be the size of an airplane.
Now to put some size reference on what I mean by "the size of an airplane", when you look up into the sky and see a jet flying overhead at the highest point you have seen one, then you understand what I mean by "the size of an airplane".
Unfortunately we did not think to whip out our cell phones and take a picture, we were in awe of what we were seeing. I have yet to see anything on this in the news. We did not see any other streaks across the sky that may have given us the thought that it was just a meteor shower.