|Occurred : 4/7/2009 22:10 (Entered as : 040709 22:10)
Reported: 4/7/2009 9:43:51 PM 21:43
Location: Lorida, FL
|Single white ball streaking downward for 10 seconds. Sudden disappearance.
There is a large picture window behind the television set in the living room. It was dark outside and about 22:10, my attention was diverted from the TV because of a white light in the sky which was streaking downward from right to left as I was looking north east. It looked like a falling white flare and had a short white trail. The light was quite intense and suddenly disappeared just above the tree line. There was no smoke. I believe the light went out before it was out of view from my seat.
I was vaguely aware of the light for a second or two before remarking about it to my wife. She was sitting in the room to the side of me and didn't have the same view of outside that I did. She did not hear or see anything unusual.
I immediately went out side and could hear no unusual noise and could see no unusual lights or other scenery. There were no subsequent police or rescue sirens.
I am an alert active 73 year old retired Neurologist. I have never had a previous sighting of any unusual sky events. I'm not subject to hallucinations and have not had any retinal problems. I did serve in Vietnam and the light I saw tonight resembled the illumination flares used in night combat, although they lasted much longer.