|Occurred : 5/18/2010 21:55 (Entered as : 05/18-10 21:55)
Reported: 5/18/2010 8:27:21 PM 20:27
Location: St. Louis, MO
|Bright white ball, flash and and then dimmed straight path, out of nowhere
On a path from south to north a bright light, at 9:55 pm CST, in north western sky flared up like a flash, as if coming through atmosphere, then dimmed down for a few seconds and in a straight line heading north. ISS not to fly over tonight wed may 18, nor was it a satellite which are visible longer with a reddish hue usually, or a plane unless it turned off all FAA lights, nor a meteorite cause there was never a tail. Visibility was very clear. Flash was as bright as the ISS flyovers, then dimmed out slowly, slower than a meteorite, was traveling as fast as a commercial airliner but no FAA lights just one solid white ball like, and too big to be a normal commercial airliner at the distance. Live 10 miles from airport and see flights all the time. Also, came through right before the brightest star of Virgo. Also no planes were in the area around St.Louis airport or flying by for the past hour and up to 10:15 pm when I went back inside. Bigger than regular com! mercial airplane at the distance it was, would have been the size of 4-5 707 and light as bright as the ISS.