|Occurred : 12/9/1965 16:48 (Entered as : 12/09/65 16:48)
Reported: 7/4/2008 1:05:30 PM 13:05
Location: Enfield, CT
|Giant FireBall streams across the evening sky of Enfield Connecticut, was Hartford responsible, was Mark Twain given a final send -off!
Well, let me say living in Enfield and stepping out our front door after news my father was forcing my older brother into the military I exited through the door and sat on the front steps for approximately 2 minutes glaring up at the sky line over the trees facing Hartfort and the river that was well beyond the trees a fireball came rolling across the tops of the treeline going from my left to my right, I thoought the sun had fallen from the sky! It was perfectly rounded with massive fingers of flames exploding from within its core to the surface, at 16 years of age I thought the heavens were reacting to the turmoil I had just escaped from inside the house with the audience my father had just had with my mother, brother and the rest of the family over the demand he join the military tomorrow because of a conflict of issues... what a psychological experience to behold after such a traumatic set of circumstances! I've looked long and hard for others that might have noticed the extremely large fireball in the evening sky, it didn't crash, it made no sound, it maintained its elevation just above the treeline and it left no cloud or stream of debris in its trail. I assume was from west to east, whatever this flaming ball of fire was it has held my imagination ever since. I recall by brother moments just before I stepped outside as he was shining his shoes with a can of Griffin shoe polish for the big day to come at the recruiter's office tomorrow morning... he was just 30 days from turning 17 years of age, a special parental sign-off was required for him to enter the Marine Corp, it was a sad day for me, especially now that he's gone.