|Occurred : 2/11/2008 02:01 (Entered as : 02/11/2008 2:01)
Reported: 2/11/2008 11:59:19 AM 11:59
Location: Cincinnati, OH
|Dark object falling rapidly downward from the sky with bright orange flames emanating from it
On Monday, February 11, 2008, I was driving home. I was going down Interstate 71 south, and then turned on to Ronald Regan Highway, traveling Westbound. Less than one minute later, at almost exactly 2:01 a.m. I saw an object falling from the sky. It was nearly straight ahead of me and a little to the left, so I would estimate it was in the West-Southwest direction of the sky from where I was located. The object was falling very rapidly so I only saw it for about 3 or 4 seconds. It was falling at an angle from right to left, at about 7 to 8 o’clock (as if looking at a clock handle).
There were bright orange flames coming off the object. The object itself was really just a dark spot, but it looked like a dark oval (judging from the flames coming off of the sides essentially); I could only see the flames coming off of it. What really surprised me is how bight and orange the flames were. I have seen meteor showers before, and this looked nothing like a meteorite that I had seen before. The size was very large, and it looked like something was on fire and just falling out of the sky. I did not see if it made it to the horizon, as there were trees to the side of the highway. I sped up in my car trying to make it past the trees on the left to the next clear spot where I could see closer to the horizon, but that took about ten seconds and by that time the object had disappeared.