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Occurred : 10/19/2008 17:00 (Entered as : 10/19/08 17:00)
Reported: 10/25/2008 8:27:20 PM 20:27
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Philadelphia/Baltimore (between), MD
Shape: Light
Duration:2-3 seconds
Large ball of bright light shot overhead and disappeared over the trees on the distant horizon.

My friend and I were driving south on I-95 when a single bright light appeared in the sky above. Traveling parallel to the freeway, it shot across the sky from north to south, passing over us and the highway traffic at an indeterminate altitude. It was traveling at a rate too fast for any aircraft to be moving, going from directly above us to disappearing over the trees on the horizon in a matter of seconds.

The object was a single ball of bright white light. It was not a vague bright spot in the night sky like a comet or a meteorite; it was bright like search light. Yet unlike an aircraft it cut across the sky at an impossibly fast speed before disappearing from view. There was no sonic boom, which I was expecting as a result of its extremely fast rate of movement.