|Occurred : 9/28/2007 23:10 (Entered as : 09/28/2007 23:10)
Reported: 9/29/2007 10:49:23 AM 10:49
Location: Humble, TX
|Very fast-moving object, bright with an apparent trail, headed Northeast and losing altitude near Humble, Tx.
Description of interesting flying object observed near Humble, TX.
My son and I were returning from a Houston Astros baseball game the evening of Sept. 28, 2007. We were traveling north on U.S. 59, and at approximately 11:00 - 11:15 p.m. as we neared Humble, both of us observed a flying object that surprised us regarding how the object looked and the apparent speed of travel. We observed it somewhere between Jetero Blvd. And FM 1960.
The object was traveling on a heading of about 45 degrees, and appeared to be at a fairly low altitude, and also appeared to be losing altitude. The object was bright and appeared to be streaming material behind (my son thought it might have been on fire). We drive this freeway often and see planes crossing overhead the freeway (east-west) all the time on final approach to Bush Intl airport. What primarily caught our attention was the speed, direction and altitude of the object. We watched it continue in a northeast direction, until it either got too low to see or disappeared over the horizon. Afterward, we were very confused about where the object went and thought perhaps it just appeared close but was actually a meteorite burning up in the atmosphere much further away. Since this occurred so close to the airport, there may be many explanations but it sure looked remarkable.