|Occurred : 1/6/2011 21:45 (Entered as : 01/06/2011 21:45)
Reported: 1/6/2011 10:59:55 PM 22:59
Location: Temecula, CA
|Falling fireball that split into three then disapeared.
My wife, her cousin and myself were exchanging gifts in a parking lot in Temecula, California, by the corner of Winchester Road and Ynez, facing northwest, when we noticed a streaking, bright orange fireball falling from the sky. At first, I thought it was a falling star, then I thought it was a missile because there was a trail and it appeared to be falling slowly. We watched the fireball split into two, than it split into three and appeared to hover over the ground for a couple of minutes. It wasn't as bright as it originally was, and then it all disappeared.
((NUFORC Note: Suspected parachute jumpers. PD))